Overcommitted. - Baby Steps in High Heels

Friday, August 20, 2010


I recently decided that Husband, Baby, and I would not be going anywhere during the month of September, at least not on the weekends (given that I will be traveling during the week for my job).

I decided that we would not make any advance plans for the entire month. Now, before our family and friends overreact, I’m not saying that we don’t want to see you! We do! We just don’t want to know exactly what we’ll be doing for weeks, even months, in advance.

That’s how we’ve been living our lives. Overcommitted. And overwhelmed. At one point not too long ago, I would have been able to tell you exactly what my family would be doing for about 80% of the weekends during the following six months. Seriously!

We need a break! We might end up going somewhere on, say September 18th, but I don’t want to know who/what/when/where/why until the week before. At the earliest. Day of would be even better. I honestly can’t remember the last time we were able to wake up on a Saturday morning and say, “Hmmm. What should we do today?”

Well, that’s what we’ll be doing next month! If you want to hang out on a Friday night, give us a call. Just not 5 weeks in advance, please! If you want to come for a visit, we’d love to have you. But, this is one time where short notice is our preference.

We’re really looking forward to being homebodies for a little while. We’ve lived in our little town for almost 2 years but barely know a soul. Why? Because we’re never here. We are always on the go. Birthdays. Weddings. Showers. Parties. All extremely fun stuff. All time spent with people we love dearly.

The problem is that there is rarely an event that we don’t want to attend. The other problem is that there rarely isn’t an event. (Did you follow all of those double negatives? Confusing, I know. But necessary to make my point.)

So, we’re taking a breather. I’m really looking forward to next month. Of course, it’s more than likely that we’ll end up going stir crazy by the end of the first weekend!

Happy Friday, everyone!


  1. Sometimes you need to have some down time!

  2. All of our family is too far away so I don't have to worry about anyone wanting me at a certain time. I miss my family, but I don't miss the pull in every direction that can come from living close to them.

  3. Good for you...we do that when we can too! It makes life so much easier!

  4. I bet you won't! Great time to take a break...those holidays are just around the corner and I am sure you will be in high demand again.