“SHE READ MY MIND” moment repost from a friend//boss:
“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” <---I’m TALKING TO YOU, KARA MARIE! Personal “WTF” moment, here.
Why is it that we have this need to please people at the expense of our own wellbeing!? I am SO guilty of this. I’ve been working so so very hard over the last year to say “Sorry, but no.” as often as possible. People will always ask more of us. People will always think their request is important enough for us to make exceptions. And I know that I have the power to use that magical two letter word. But why do I always feel like such an asshole when I say “no”??? Believe me, I would love to accommodate every single request. I enjoy being busy. But I also know that I am about one dropped set of keys away from a mental breakdown (again). I know that I don’t have any down time, that I don’t spend as much time with my family as I’d like to. I know that I need to continue to say “no” to be free and happy and continue living a life that I love. But I still feel the guilt when I turn someone down when they ask me to squeeze them in, to reschedule for the 1232019123028th time when I already have to schedule time to pee, to help an acquaintance out with their Instagram, to a desperate client who knows I’m booked but “really really loves my work and is getting married in 2 weeks”....actually, no, I don’t feel like an asshole about that one. That’s just a big fat NOPE. Anyhow, just a casual check in to remind y’all that I am an actual human and not just a bot that processes your instacomments. I am infinitely grateful to you for your support throughout my career. I love how this business has grown over the last decade. I appreciate every waitlisted woman so so insanely much. But I also need to love on myself a little bit (a lot), and I need to do that by saying “no”. Please continue to add your names to the notification list for 2019 shoots, and I encourage you to! But please don’t ask me to squeeze you in before then. I will say no, but I will also probably swear in my car all the way to work and Maybe even scream-sing some System of a Down, too. My mental breakdowns rival 2007 Britney, and nobody wants that. 😂