Sunday, January 04, 2009

UP IN THE AIR

STM is concerned I have too many balls in the air, that I'm juggling too much, that something is going to crash, and it will probably be him/our relationship.

And if past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior (thank you, Dr. Phil), then he'd be right.

But he's wrong.

THIS time.

This time there are quite a few balls up in the air, that's true, but some of them can stay up there for quite some time, with no assist from me. They are long-term, multi-phase projects that have lots of other people involved, too, and it's just not always "my turn." In fact, most of the time it's not my turn.

And while it would be great if these balls all floated gracefully down to me in a nice, predictable, steady, do-able way, I'm sure there will be times when I've got more than one vying for my attention, but there will also be times when all of them are dangling up there just fine, and the best thing for me to do is leave them alone.

THAT will be the challenge.

And maybe what he's really afraid of is at those times, those times when I'm not too busy, I'll turn ALL my attention on him.

That could be scary.

9 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Carrie. How about a weekend getaway for 2? :)

Michelle O'Neil said...

Stan can just help you with your balls, right? I know you'd do the same for him.

Wanda said...

Yeah. A little reassurance goes a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOng way!

Hang in and hang on.

Nancy said...

Could he be worried there won't be enough attention on him? He'll just have to trust you. Sounds like you have this juggling thing right where you want it.

She said...

You find the best images to go with your entries of any blogger I know!

So, take an A for that!

And you are great at juggling!

Robin said...

Like I would tell my oldest son when he would complain about how much attention his little brotheres were getting -- Do you really want ALL of my focus on you?? lol

holly said...

I'm wondering, how familiar is he with the phrase "be careful what you wish for...."

Michelle O'Neil said...

What? I'm the only one with the balls?

Anonymous said...

So you didn't like my balls comment?