I want to say yes to everything.
Despite what multi-talented writers like Neil Gaiman would make us believe, not all writers are good at all things. Nobody is good at everything.
Jack of all trades, master of none, but better than a master of one.
So I’m learning to say No.
By cutting down on unrealistic commitments, I’m opening myself up to doing things I enjoy. Things that add value to myself and others. This bore out today. Another friend sent me her first five chapters. I got to reading them right away, and I was in the right headspace to articulate where I stumbled in the reading. I was able to phrase it as a question to get her thinking rather than as an order.
What about you?
What do you say yes to that drains you? What do you wish you made time for? What aren’t you doing that is causing you guilt?
What do you need to say no to in order to say yes to what you really want to do? What can you let go of to make room for what you desire?