Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!

Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!
Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pulling Back

A few people have asked me if I will be doing my recycled magazine drive again this year over the 4th anniversary of my Mom's passing.  For those of you that do not know, over the past three years I have collected magazines during the month of April and then donated them to the hospital where my Mom spent her final weeks at. She always complained that there where never enough magazines in the waiting rooms to read while waiting.  It's a memory which still makes me smile even to this day because she just loved her magazines.

I have decided not to do the recycled magazine drive for the simple reason that I will be focusing on  myself more. I need to. I find myself getting exhausted from work and volunteerism. I have wrote about it before but still keep going back to helping others. I know it is in my nature!  For right now though, I am going to pull back from certain things which I do and focus more on what I need to do for myself. That means less bartending, less volunteerism, and more home life and writing.

I am looking forward to the Spring and warm weather, working on the yard, and finishing up projects around the house. You can work and work and work and may have more money but in the end your end up sacrificing something of yourself as well. I need to prevent that from happening.  I think my Mom would be fine with me not collecting the magazines this year. I believe she would be happy that I am focusing on myself, my family and my home.

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