This past month has been an incredible time in my blogging career. God has opened doors I’d never even imagined. Exciting opportunities have been coming my way. New blogs, new projects, consulting opportunities, conferences, chances to become partners with awesome people…all good stuff.
What I need to remember now is that not all good things are the best for me. A blogger is not all I am. I am a wife and mama first. I need to remember what my priorities are. I need to be careful that these new opportunities, no matter how good they are, don’t become a distraction. At some point, I need to say “No”.
I’m sure most mamas can relate. There are so many opportunities and good stuff available for us and our families. Classes, sports, blogging, careers, volunteering, groups, events. It is so easy to fill our schedule up with good stuff that we loose sight of the most important. If we are constantly on the go or constantly distracted, our relationships suffer. Aren’t our relationships what really matter? Sometimes, to protect these we just need to say “No”.
So, this week, I am saying no to a couple of really good opportunities, because they are not the best for me and my family at this time. Am I kind of sad? I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t. I won’t stay sad for long. I know I’ve made the right decision.
What about you? Are there somethings you need to say no to? Are there any good things distracting you from the most important things?