I have trouble saying NO! When I retired from my church secretary job in 2009 I was afraid I would run out of things to do. SO........whenever anyone asked me to do something or to take on a resposible I would say YES. But now I feel overwhelmed much of the time because all the yes's are turning into being a lot of work.
I am on the 100th anniversary committee for our church. I am responsible, along with one other person, for putting the booklet together. This means doing research into the history of our church, finding old pictures, interviewing our elderly members for information, taking recent pictures, along with correspondence with our ministers. It is alot of work! Interesting, enjoyable but a lot of work! It is nearing the end and I will very glad when it is at the printers.
I am also responsible for our Ladies Bible study. Getting study material and getting it started on the right track. Our first meeting is next Tuesday.
I am also on the committee for Small Groups at our church. Getting material for study and planning when to meet and who will lead each group.
Oh yes, I am one of a committee for our Cousin Reunion tool.
Don't get me wrong. I enjoy all of it but I do have to learn to say NO when the next job comes up.
Does anyone else have this problem? I'm sure some of you do.