Comments: Ground Rules

It definitely sounds like time for you to make more time for yourself. You go! The rest will wait on you...

Posted by Richmond at September 27, 2007 07:32 AM

you go girl!

Posted by wRitErsbLock at September 27, 2007 07:40 AM

It's so very easy to get sucked into overdoing things. To say "yes" to one more thing... It takes a little time, but once you figure it out, you can certainly cut back. Good for you for spotting it.

Posted by Teresa at September 27, 2007 07:42 AM

Hooray for healthy boundaries! I guess one thing I have been able to manage to do is to avoid "needy" people (your "assholes," I think) outside of campus-time. Oh, once in a while I have a student who manages to divine that my "First initial, Last Name" listing in the phone book is me and calls me at home, but that's mercifully rare.

Posted by ricki at September 27, 2007 08:07 AM

It's all about balance. You have to take time for you, because... NOBODY is going to insist on it and everyone else will frickin' SUCK YOU DRY. Work can be a big leech if you let it.

I'm sorry you're going through this. I've been there. I have found I get in that rut when I have a new job, as I am so excited... but after awhile I think, 'WTF? Did I do this AGAIN?' It makes me hugely resentful when its really all up to me to carve out MY time.

Posted by Bou at September 27, 2007 01:11 PM