in my last post, i mentioned that maybe i sometimes have a little problem of biting off more than i can chew. well here's some further evidence to support my case.
this is my binder for the church callings and responsibilities (aside from wife and mom) that i currently have.
on top of my main, full-time calling as the first counselor in the primary,
i am serving on a stake committee responsible for planning and carrying out a women's conference (just a week away) for approximately 400 rs sisters in the stake.
i'm also a 1st year ycl leader for stake girls' camp (end of may),
and together, john and i have been called to go on the trek with the youth of our stake (first part of june).
it's a lot for me right now. in fact, if i think too long and hard about it all, i get overwhelmed...
sometimes to the point of tears even.
i'm not trying to be negative, because i love serving, i really do;
and i absolutely love serving in each of these capacities...but (you saw that coming, didn't you?) my plate is so full right now, that some days i don't even know where to start. i can't even figure out something as simple as taking a bite.
john's calling right now as 2nd counselor in the stake young mens, is also pretty cumbersome. maybe that isn't the right word. it's definitely manageable, and he totally loves it, but it does exact his time. time that he could be here holding the fort while i serve. ha.
i guess what gets me through and keeps me going is knowing that 3 of these 4 callings are temporary;
and by mid-june, i'll be back to just one.
maybe by then i'll be able to stop and...well...just breathe.
but then again, i know myself all too well.
i'll be so sad with onlyone calling, that i'll happily and hungrily start loading my plate up again.
ha...such is life.
my eyes have always been bigger than my stomach.
i now rest my case.
* side note: i decided to refrain from submitting exhibit b...which would be a picture of the inside of my house. believe me, if you only knew what it looked like right now, you'd thank me for renouncing any further evidence.