Today I said no. I hate telling people no, which I'm sure a lot of readers can relate to. It's physically painful (typically it makes my stomach hurt) to even think of disappointing someone by telling them no.
Today I said no. Or rather, "No, I'm afraid I can't do this anymore." I bowed out of a volunteer project I started in February of this year. Not because it isn't a wonderful project, and not because I don't want to give my time. Right now, I don't have the time to give. I have graduate school applications to complete, a business to run, and friends and family to focus on.
I'm saying no. I've said no. And it's a huge weight off my shoulders.