I figured it up and I have been volunteering as a parent through the school system for about 15 years and have been involved with the school carnivals for about 7 now. This realization made even me gasp with shock. I have been doing this for so long that I had not taken the time to realize that by now if I had been paid for all the hours of free work I have given I could probably have paid off my house, sent a kid to college or even better yet sat myself somewhere on a nice relaxing beach drinking one of these nice tall drinks:
It has been told to me more than once that I put all my focus and energy into whatever project I have in my sights. I have been accused of doing this to the point of self destruction and while in the past I would laugh it off and just keep on going these days things seem quite different. No longer are the days of juggling 3 or 4 major projects all at once. I definitely can't hop from one major undertaking to a new one while the first wraps up.
No. I have to sadly accept my limitations and admit that after the completion of a major project I now resemble more of a hibernating bear in the days following rather than the reigning super volunteer mom title I have so proudly worn through the years.
With each completed project I find myself void of anything resembling life except a few rumbles of my snoring interrupted occasionally by a painful groan escaping my lips as I roll over in the bed.
So my question that I am pondering is how do I transition smoothly from this:
and learn to say this: