But it's not easy to say no.
When I first moved out of the city, I wanted to get involved so I could meet other women. I chose groups and issues that I was genuinely interested and intrigued with- now it has snowballed. It's like when you have a loose thread in your sweater, you know you shouldn't pull on it, but you just can't help it. So you pull, just a little at first- but eventually, it unwearable.
That's how I feel. Somewhat unwearable. Out five nights a week, discussing various logistics or budgets.
No more. I have to choose me over them. My family and the three that I feel are the most meaningful, and just say no to the rest.
"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse to avoid trouble."