December 31, 2010

The Year of No

Okay, on first glance "The Year of No" may seem negative, but it's not.  At least not for me.  I've been slowly learning to say no in order to free up time for my family, writing and art.

"Want to serve on committee raise money for Fred's coffee shop?"

"Can you babysit my six kids for the day?"

"We need you to work the concession stand for little league every Saturday."
"Um, no."

It probably sounds selfish.  I don't care.  It's about finding time to get to know my husband and kids in a way being busy doesn't allow.  We're gonna play board games, take walks, and talk without worrying about hurrying to such-and-such.

Then while they're sleeping or at school, I'm going to feed my soul with writing and art.

Sound like bliss?  YES.

Maybe I should call this The Year of Yes.

What's on the horizon of your 2011?


  1. The new year for me is a going to be pretty selfish as well. When new people come into my life I tend to forget about myself and what makes me happy

    So the new year is about my pursuit of happiness

  2. Happy New Year, Sy! Hope you find happiness.

  3. Happy New Year Catherine! My BIG resolution is to write book two now that The Arrival is available on Amazon *happydance* yay! Back to drafting (a welcome relief after editing!)

    The Arrival,available on Amazon NOW!

  4. Hi Catherine! *hugs!!* Nice post. I love your Year of No... because you're saying Yes to what's important. I've been doing that myself lately ;)

    A prosperous and happy New Year to you!!!

  5. Yes, the year of YES!! (way to go, making boundaries like that. Good for you!)

  6. Diana, *hugs back!!* Good for you! Maybe this will be our year!!
    Elle, Hee-hee, thanks! :)

  7. Wow, that sounds like an amazing year! Well done on choosing what's important!


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