How come some are more prone to getting involved, NO overly involved, in everything than others? Is it my fault I was born under the astrological sign of Aries?
I have so many irons in the fire, it gets overwhelming at times. For example: Along with having a full-time job, I am a writer (and actively submit and pitch my writings – only to receive rejection letters for half of what I submit); I am the president of East Beauregard Little Dribblers in Dry Creek (and coach two teams); I am also the president of Bayou Writers’ Group in Lake Charles; am a member of the Beauregard Writers’ Guild; I donate monthly to the United Way campaign for Abraham’s Tent in Lake Charles and the Council on Aging in DeRidder; each year I take an angel from the Angel Tree in DeRidder to buy an unknown child gifts for Christmas (which I must do soon before they are all gone!); and I even submitted a slogan to the city of DeRidder when they asked the public to participate! (Mine wasn’t chosen, but I participated.) Plus, I’m usually an avid deer hunter, but this year too much is going on and I’ve only been once! Every few months, my husband and I find time to visit the Humane Society where we adopted two Persian cats a few years ago. I don’t really know why we keep going back when two cats are enough! I follow all of that up with constantly having my nose in a book, and am now reading Gone With the Wind (again!). Not to mention trying to remember to pay bills ON TIME – notice I said trying, unsuccessfully keeping groceries in the house, and needing to buy a few Christmas things which I have yet to do!! Amongst all this, throw in a 13-year-old and I tell you “SOMEBODY SHOOT ME, PLEASE!”
If I was only wealthy, I shutter to think of the things I would do for my community and those in it!
How does all this happen? At times I get so frustrated at my own motivation I could strangle me, or even lock myself in my room and never come out! But, if I had it to do all over again I’d do the same thing. It’s just the way I am. I get involved. I told someone the other day, “We only go around once, so we need to make the best of it!” She smiled and naturally agreed. Yet, I think there are only a handful of us that over do it.
Just wondering why we all can’t be born an Aries? We’d all be stressed out, but it’s worth it.