I saw my Mom today and she was telling the ladies at our knitting group how busy I am. Like crazy busy. I guess she’s right, and I probably do tell people I am busy a lot, but it still surprised me to hear her say it.
When I was in high school I was close friends with my cousin in the same grade. She was in every sport there was, went to church, etc., etc. It seemed like every time I asked her to do anything she said, “I’m really sorry but I’m just so busy… I have practice… I have a game… I have ____”. It sort of drove me crazy. I never understood why she would let herself be so busy. What about enjoying life and having fun!?
Now I get it. 100%. Sure, people might think I’m busy and I agree. However, I am really enjoying the things I’m doing. Even when I get tired and burnt out I still feel like this is all worth it. For example, here’s what I did today: made 6 loaves of bread, knitted for several hours including 1 hour at class, posted twice on here, completely emptied out our spare bedroom and cleaned it, went grocery shopping, made chili (with a mix), talked with my husband, made homemade chocolate pudding, and listened and learned from the Dave Ramsey show almost the entire time. I am gaining so many life skills that will stick with me forever, I’m loving it!
I don’t post about the stuff I do all the time to make anyone feel lazy (Abbie! 🙂 ). I hope it is mostly encouraging! This time, too, I hope anyone reading and wondering why some people are so busy may have gained a better understanding. Kudos to those of you who make me feel lazy (like pretty much anyone with children). And remember to take a breath and make sure you’re doing it all for the right reasons. Life’s too short to work hard for the wrong reasons!