A friend asked me today when I was going to start saying “no” when I’m asked to participate in something or do something in addition to my normal work/life. This is a question I get asked often and I’ve discussed it before. I’m not very good at saying no, but I never really could explain why I’m not good at it.

I finally have an answer.

I will say “no” when I no longer have something to say or something I want to contribute.

Presumably, that means when I finally say “no” it will be because I’m dead.

About slmcdanold

I’m learning to laugh at myself on a daily basis. I’m a librarian (cataloger) and I love it. My job involves all things metadata related in any and all formats. I have been known to cause a ruckus when necessary (aka troublesome cataloger) and make no apologies for it. I have a passion for continuing education and teaching. I’m a newbie coder (still learning). I like to cook. I’m a fan of rugby (go Australian Wallabies!) and ice hockey (go Detroit Red Wings!). I’m car-free and bike/walk a lot. I’m learning to love running one stride at a time. I own (and love) a very mouthy cat with a punk attitude and a slightly neurotic rescue mutt.
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