Impatience, thy name is Ava.
This is me right now.
With sporadic upgrades to this:
I occasionally want to say things like this to my email inbox:
And this is a new thing for me. I'm usually very patient, but my well has run dry. For the past year I've been doing too much volunteering and not taking any time for myself. I also seem to be surrounded by people (in the real world, not on the internets, and not The Man or Urchins) that only want to be bothered with me if I'm doing something for them.
So, I'm reacting poorly. If anyone asks something from me, I want to do this:
Of course I reign it in. A bit. But I'm not biting when people hint around that they want me to do something. Which is completely out of character for me. So, I'm coming to grips with this whole new feeling.
How are you guys doing? Any tips on how to elegantly or effectively say no?
Nick Wilford, Black and White
3 hours ago