I was always looking for ways to 'opt-out' of all kinds of things.
People are well meaning, but I hate being asked to go somewhere, do something....So I got about a dozen projects, that I love.I am slowly doing them, and by 2020 I should be finished!....I just tell them I am 'Time poor' and it's the truth, I have a long long loved list....of my favourite things to do!
I don't say about my projects much...just that I have a lot to finish.
I don't think I can use my one child as an excuse. Well, not in my family anyway. I'm one of five, one of my aunt's had five in five years, and my godmother has eight. Kudos to them; I don't know how they did it.
Suppose I should say yes more often , truth is I get bored at these events.
Everyone painting a perfect image of their lives ...Just depressing.
So I rather be busy working on my to do list and endless projects.
Estimated date of completion 2050...lol