We start out with the best intentions of being able to do it all. And then reality hits and we realize there is no way in the world we can do it all.
This year I made the conscious decision to stop doing a lot of what I used to do. Amazingly, someone else can and will pick up what it was you believed only you could do. And perhaps they can even do it better than you. (I know, who wants to admit THAT?!)
A long time ago I went to a PTA luncheon where there were hundreds of involved parents. The keynote speaker said the following sentence and it has stayed with me all these years later, "Did it all. Died anyway."
It took me over ten years to embrace the importance of that sentence.
I no longer want to do it all.
I want to do what I want to do because it fills me with joy, happiness and a sense of purpose. To quote a dear friend of mine, "It makes my heart happy."
Choose what you can and want to do with your heart and let your head follow.