Hi. My name is Oopsiemumma. It’s been less than 24 hours since I’ve overcommitted myself…again!
I’m an ex-journo and ex-government media advisor. I LOVE the adrenalin rush that was my work. I LOVE tight deadlines.
In fact my most favourite part of being a government media advisor was walking into the office first thing in the morning and having someone tell me that I had 20 minutes to type up a press statement from scratch. Seriously, I LOVED it. I know that’s not normal on so many levels.
So here I am, I’ve been a full-time Stay At Home Mum (SAHM) now for just over three years but the adrenalin junkie in me refuses to go away.
So, I overcommit. To
drive myself and my family insane get an adrenalin fix.
It’s not that people are constantly asking me to do things for them, although that can happen too, but it’s just that I see a job that needs to be done so I volunteer to do it.
What my brain fails to comprehend is that yes I am perfectly capable of doing the job that I just said I’d do, BUT and it’s a big BUT, I now need to fit that job into all the other little things that I just volunteered to do.
So between school and church and all of Master Sporty’s after school activities, I have managed to overcommit. In fact I’ve managed to overcommit with a vengeance. I don’t like to do things in halves.
But the problem is if I stop overcommitting then the outcome could be much much worse.
The last time I stopped overcommitting I got so bored we bought a coffee shop…that wasn’t the best idea.
And the time before that when I stopped overcommitting I started selling Tupperware, which wasn’t exactly the worst idea but I got bored quickly and I now have a stack of unused Tupperware clogging up my spare room, much to Mr Fix-Its dismay.
So, in all probability it’s probably best that I keep on overcommittting, drive everyone around me totally nutty, fly by the seat of my pants and don’t allow myself to get bored.
Or who knows what I’ll regret doing next!
Do you have problems saying no? Or are you like me and just volunteer for everything regardless?