I was born a helper and there is little more satisfying to me than making a positive impact.
So, if you ask me to help you and I like you and the cause is a worthy one, I have a hard time saying no…
… until now.
You see, I reached my yes threshold this year. I said yes too many times. Too many yeses resulted in crabbiness and burn out. And… eventually… the Year of Nope.
My Year of NOPE
If you’ve been following us, you’ve seen the signs.
There were signs in August. It’s not like me to forget to renew my license:
There were also signs in September:
And in October:
And then the holidays hit and life was so busy that I didn’t even bother to post anything about it.
And then the winter hit.
And February. Ugh.
When spring rolled around, I had an epiphany of sorts. Thanks to a friend, I realized the joy of NOPE.
It was time to say no … to all the things.
Today, over on The Homeschool Sisters, I am talking about The Year of Nope. Will you join me?
I’d love it if you could head over there and give it a read and leave a comment. You’ll get bonus points if you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. And we’d love you forever if you send us a message or leave a comment with ideas for future podcasts. Kara and I have so much fun planned for you guys, and we definitely want to hear from you!
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: Are you a helper? Do you have trouble saying no? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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