What is it about so many of us women that makes us think that we can and should say yes to everything that everyone asks of us? I had to laugh out loud when I heard Heather’s name for the condition: “chronic I-don’t-want-to-make-waves syndrome.” This is exactly what has been ailing me for so many years. Heather’s post on our sister site, 5 Minutes for Special Needs, was the perfect thought-provoking article for me to read this week.
How about you? Do you have a hard time saying no?
I have a problem.
I have chronic I-don’t-want-to-make-waves syndrome.
I don’t say no.
We live in Orlando. Orlando, the place where 30 bazillion vacationers come each year to pay homage to the Mouse, watch of a giant whale who can do flips, and visit the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling built.
So, once a month or so, we hear from friends and family who just happen to be popping in to town for a week of non-stop action. They want to squeeze in a quick visit or have a bite to eat. A lot of times, I’ve just said, “OK, what day is good for you” without a second thought, because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Or maybe I don’t want to be perceived as a hermit?
The thing is, we are….
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