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Just Jot it January 24th – Compelled — January 24, 2016

Just Jot it January 24th – Compelled


Today’s word for Linda’s Just Jot it January is ‘compelled.’ Hmmm!  I am a person who, throughout their life, has never been good at saying no. If anyone asked me to do anything for them, I would always oblige as I liked to please and make people happy. The problem with this, though, is after a while, it becomes too much.

Sometimes I might not want to babysit, or go to the shops, or give someone a lift somewhere, or work overtime as I had my own things to do, but because I had always done it for so long, saying no didn’t seem right. I felt compelled to carry on as I had done, not wanting to disappoint anyone.

After a while, though, resentment sets in. I started feeling like a doormat, which really was of my own making. It was me that was putting the pressure on myself to do things. I would feel so guilty if I felt I had let someone down by not being able to do the favour that they asked me. I would do it then rant and rave about it to my husband, who would tell me not to do it then.

So, eventually, I did start saying no occasionally. I am still a bit of a pushover at times, but certainly nowhere near as much as I used to be!





Episode 440: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 2. — August 2, 2015

Episode 440: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 2.

Thanks to the very lovely Erika for nominating me for this challenge. As yesterday, I have tried to make up my own quote.

The rules

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own. Don’t forget to acknowledge the source.
  • Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.

‘You only get treated as you allow others to treat you. Stand firm and be strong, and you will be treated with the respect you deserve’  Judy Martin. 

My nominees (no obligation)

Behind The White Coat

A Momma’s View

Breathing Life

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends

sew VeraVenus

"A modern make on vintage style."

Rachael's Thoughts

Lifestyle blog featuring the fabulous North East and beyond

My Window

Sharing my thoughts, poems, travel & art

WordPress.com Apps

Apps for any screen

Learning to write

Just your average PhD student using the internet to enhance their CV


Life in words

Stuff and what if...

Exploring writing and the creative randomness of life. Snapshots of moments.


The Learning Technology Team at Canterbury Christ Church University



Gin & Lemonade

...with a twist.

Peacock Poetry

by Sam Allen

Tallis Steelyard

The jumbled musings of Tallis Steelyard

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

Carolina Russo Art

Intuitive Watercolor Paintings- FINE ART - Illustration

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.

We Are Holistic

Promoting a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit


Photography and Travel


An onion has many layers. So have I!

Fatty McCupcakes

Rants, Ramblings, and Regrets

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