May 18, 2009

Saying "No"

Ever since I was a little girl, I've been a people pleaser. Whether it was my parents, my teachers, or my (gag) boyfriends, I've always tried to make everyone happy - even if it was to my detriment. It didn't help that I am also a classic overachiever and a Type A personality, which lent itself well to law school and the bar exam, and even motherhood, where I proudly sport the title of Alpha Mom. It's only been in recent months that I've realized that this "quality" of mine to do it all and do it well might actually be more of a curse than a blessing.

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Justice Ny said...

Good for you!!! I really am proud of you and it's in no way admitting failure, but recognizing limitations. I think you will feel the difference very soon.

Ms. Wanda said...

Wow you are truly a super mom! I bet Nancy Reagan did not realize how far her slogan, "Just say NO" would transcend! Truly it has taken on a new meaning for us moms of 3 plus kids:) I'm a stay at home working mom and I never get a chance to say no. I'm going to work on that, starting today:)

Natalie Alisha Ward said...

This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful don't go on taking on a bunch of new responsibilities....consider yourself booked!

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