Why do I do these things to myself?! Why can’t I say no? Why do I like to be so busy I don’t know which was is up? I must be crazy!
On Monday I agreed to design and maintain a website for Valley AEYC. Valley Association for the Education of Young Children is our local affiliate of NAEYC (The National Association for the Education of Young Children). I’ve been a Valley AEYC member for 6 years now, and was an officer for 4 years. This is my first year “off”, and I guess I missed making decisions and leading the organization, because here I am again. Valley AEYC has been talking about getting a website for 6 months now, and nothing has been done. Since I started learning html 4 months ago, and have had my own site, Zany Zebra Designs, for 3 months, the past president asked me if I could do the website. I agreed, because I’m afraid if I don’t do it, it won’t get done.
You’d think I’d have enough to do already, with 5 children aged 18 mos to 18 years, and a husband who will start student teaching next Monday and will be working until 8 pm every night, plus Saturdays. Then there are all my jobs: Amy & Kids Co, my in-home child care; Zany Zebra Designs, my cloth diaper business; directing handbells at church on Tuesdays; and directing middle school band on Saturdays.
My New Year resolution was to make sure I didn’t take on anything else unless I dropped something, but I can’t drop anything, I love each of my roles! I guess I’ll just have to squeeze it in somewhere. Look out caffeine and late nights, here I come!