I used to really dislike this quote.
I used to think...What do you mean I can't do everything? Of course, I can! How dare you try to limit me! You must not know me very well.
Being the over-achieving, obsessive perfectionist that I sometimes am, I thought -- not only could I do everything, but I would do it awesomely, darn it.
But that was then....
Now, I get it.
Sometimes, my ambitions are bigger than my energies.
Sometimes, I overcommit, thinking there are endless hours in the day and that sleep is for the weak.
Sometimes, I really, really want to do everything, but know deep down that I shouldn't.
When I started the Slice of Life challenge on March 1st, I had high hopes for myself. I planned to post every day and comment on other slices as much as I could, sneaking in comments at lunch or before making dinner.
But the truth is, no matter how much I love slicing, how much I love visiting other slices and leaving comments, I can't do it to the level I wanted to and still have time for everything else that's going on in my life right now.....
I'm trying to start a new business.
I'm trying to get a website up and running.
I'm trying to migrate past blog posts to my new website.
I'm trying to complete my course with the Institute of Children's Literature that I began in January.
I'm trying to wrap up my career as a classroom teacher.
I'm trying to prepare for a leave of absence to take care of my mother after her knee replacement surgery next week.
So I have realized that for the sake of my sanity, something has got to go.....
So if you don't see me slicing every day during the month of March, know that I really, really wish that I could, but I have realized that I really can't do everything.