Yes, we are all busy, but I believe that many women are making it harder on themselves and staying busy unnecessarily. Why? Well, I was listening to a 20-something girl talk, and she was sick and tired of doing so much. It went something like this:

“ I am trying to be the best worker, the best student, the best girlfriend, the best artist, the best reader, the best writer, a caretaker and a great athlete. I am tired of doing all of this! And for who, anyway?! “ You said it, sister.  Why are you trying so hard, doing too much?

The cherry pie that had us seeing red 
A good friend and I planned to make dinner together one night. Both of us were coming off a long day at work. I was looking forward to a glass of wine and some happy chick talk. Only, when I arrived Jane wanted to make a cherry pie from scratch.

“It’ll be easy,” she said. “I don’t want these Michigan cherries to go to waste. Let’s do this and then we can make dinner.” If you’ve ever made a fresh cherry pie from scratch, you know it can be labor intensive. I tried to tell Jane, but she promised me it would be a cinch.

We washed the cherries, deseeded them, mixed the ingredients. Then we got out all the equipment to roll the dough. After finding the equipment, it took us a while to finally get the dough right. By the time this project was done, we were both so exhausted we didn’t have the energy to make dinner and we had lost our happy, chick-talk mood. We women do this all the time.  Stop with the cherry pie, already! 

So, for you … do you keep things simple, or are you trying to make that cherry pie everyday?  We have so many resources to make life easier. Ladies, if you’re stretched thin, look for laborsaving resources, ask for help, or in the case of the cherry pie, just eat the cherries instead of making the pie.

(We could have dipped them in chocolate for crying out loud!)

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