The Path of Least Resistance

Pebble Beach, CA

I am the path of least resistance.

I am the first one to volunteer, the last one to go home, and the only one up at night while everyone else around me has gone to sleep.

My problem is self-created.  It’s my own fault.  I have a hard time saying no.  I always try to find a way to make it happen and I look for kudos in the end that often never come. But I never let that stop me.

I am the path of least resistance.

When no one else can do it or wants to do it, I say I will.  When I know I should say no, I say yes instead.

I am the path of least resistance.

I know no limits.  I am invincible and I always get the job done.

So what happens when I have to say no?  It’s often not accepted, because I have set the expectations long ago.

I am the path of least resistance.

I will do it, whatever it takes, when no one else is willing.  I will do it when everyone else says they are too busy, even though I may be too busy too.

I am the path of least resistance.


  1. First off, beautiful picture, Michelle. I assume you took that since you are an amazing photographer on top of everything else you do. I’ve been on a Parks and Recreation binge. Leslie Knope is my new idol. You kind of remind me of her. Not only are you the first to volunteer, you do it with enthusiasm.

    1. Thanks Cheryl! Yes, I took this photo during our 25th on the 25th trip to California last year. I haven’t been watching Parks and Rec this year, but will definitely get back into it. I have been writing and drumming more than watching TV these days. Oh yeah, and working a little too 😉

  2. Jeeze you’re like the Energizer bunny. Keeps Going, and Going, and going…

    It’s okay to help everyone with everything. As long as your are willing to ask for help, when you require it for yourself.

    Great Blog Michelle Sandlin!

  3. This is me for sure. I have the problem that Bon mentioned. I was taught to never ask for anything. Accept what is offered but don’t ask. At least I am helpful to others.

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