We all do too much, and we know we do too much yet we heap more on our plates. We do it because other parents are doing it. We do it because we don’t want our kids to feel left out, or to fall behind. We do it because we don’t want our partners to lose interest in us. To leave us. We don’t want to end up alone. Our fear to not be alone often drives us to settle in every area of our lives. Denying our true desires, our own vision and plan for our lives as we busily go about fulfilling these in everybody else around us. Our kids (if we have them). Our partners (if we have one) and our friends. Everybody gets fed at the table of our lives before we do.