A wife, mother, sister, daughter-in-law, aunty, boss, colleague, employer, chief cheerleader at my children’s sporting events, housekeeper and other titles I’m sure I have missed, but you can fill in the gaps with your own. Such is the high tech, high speed world we live in and the continual juggling to fulfil so many roles.
The hopes we had of having more leisure time as computers became the norm in our daily lives, seems such a deluded pipe dream now. However there are many women who have taken a stand and said enough, my life has got to change!
Some came to this realisation not by choice but because they were burnt out and their bodies said no more.
Others have been told they have cancer and suddenly their priorities changed.
Many have the desire to have some ‘me’ time, but the timing hasn’t been quite right, or so they think.
Don’t wait for a calamity for change to be forced on you. Decide how you want/deserve to live your life.
If you knew when the end of your life would be here on earth, what would you do differently?
I am fortunate to have a really great friend who told me enough! Because I have become so accustomed to juggling all the titles I hold I couldn’t see a way to get off the treadmill.
I hope you have a friend as I do who can persuade you to stop and have some fun, because life is too short to live constantly in the fast lane.
Sandy Sharp. Auckland, New Zealand