Thursday, May 15, 2008


I haven't had much to blog about this week. I haven't had anything nice to say. I've been driven to the point of frustration & I figure I'm gonna get it out & hope it passes.

Don't you just hate it when people decided your life for you? I do. They make decisions for you without ever consulting you? Then they judge you for these actions that weren't even done by you. How about when they expect you to change your schedule to suit there lives? Well, it's been done to me several times this week alone! The kicker is that it's by people that are close to me & I'm pretty pissed. I was also accused of not "going out of my way" for people. I defended myself by saying how I always go out of my way for people & how I'm taken advantage of for it! Now I'm careful of what I do for people since it just bites me in the ass.

For years I've been downplayed & ridiculed because I'm a "stay-at-home-mom". I've been told that because I scrapbook that "I have too much time on my hands". When I bake I get told the same thing....unless they want me to bake something for them. I'm at the point where I refuse to accommodate people because the favor is never returned. Not that I ask for much, but when I do they huff & puff about what a bother I'm being. Believe me, I am not the type of person that asks for help in anything very easily but when I do it's like I'm asking for the world by the reactions I get.

Joe always says "No good deed goes un-punished". Over the years I've come to realize this is so very true. I know this sounds mean but it just doesn't pay to be good because people just take advantage of you.

I'm sick to death of being taken advantage of!!!! You teach kids to treat people the way you want to be treated but some people just don't practice what they preach.

So is it any wonder that more & more I just want to take my kids & my hubby & move to where we don't know anyone?? I want to become a hermit!!!!


Heather Marie said...

WOW! You said what exactly I have been feeling. It sucks to be nice sometimes b/c some people are really mean until they want you to do them a favor! AND if I hear one more person say that I have too much time on my hands b/c I scrapbook...I think I am going to scream! lol I feel your pain girl! :)

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

what a bummer! i NEVER did anything for me, because people would guilt me for that. i still get that from two family members that i'm not doing enough when i don't post pics or when i take time for me and scrap.

this too shall pass! hang in there!

laura vegas said...

so sorry you have to deal with this sara. i'm the kind that bends over backwards for people ... and i definately get taken advantage of because of that. i have gotten a little better about saying "no" to certain things ... need to spend my time and energy on the things and the people that matter the most to me and my family.

just know that you're a kind, caring person. people tend to make comments like that because they feel quilty ... or because they're jealous that you are able to fit so much into your life.

hang in there!

Rosalynn said...

Hey Sara...I also totally agree to what you said cause I've had to deal with some of it. Just hang it there. :)