Having more time on my hands before the baby has been so refreshing. I have been able to get so much accomplished before Georgia arrives but I have also given myself permission to sit and be still. To enjoy lunch and long coffee dates with friends. And it makes me think. I saw this quote on dear ole Pinterest and it pierced my heart. Especially with a babe on the way, and thinking about who she will be surrounded by.
As a self-professed people-pleaser it is so easy for me to say yes to everything and everyone. Especially because I have no excuse now! I mean, I'm off work for a month before my baby comes (thank you teacher schedule), so what else do I have to do? The truth is, sometimes nothing. But the older I get the more I am aware of the company I keep. I have said it before and I will say it again - I have been incredibly blessed by loving and supportive friends and family. So those are the people I will say yes to. And if you are in my shoes and like to please people (or hate to say no), I encourage you to start saying no. Say no to things that stress you out. Say no to people that stress you out. Say no to people that bring you down. Because life is too short. So surround yourself with people who know you inside and out and still love you.