I had a revelation on the weekend and I've decided to give up on being busy. I was at a friend's house and she asked how my weekend was going. I responded with the usual.
"Busy. Really busy."
She said, "Of course. That's your usual response. Your usual schedule."
Later I began thinking about how true that statement was. I'm ambitious in my scheduling and all the things I want to do. It can be tiring and overwhelming if I let it.
So much of life is about attitude and I've decided to change my attitude about my busy lifestyle. I've decided to stop saying the word "busy". For me, being busy has become normal. It's just the way it is. I've made choices in my life that has led me to doing so many things. Most is out of interest (Ultimate, dance, cooking, crafting) and others out of necessity (work, school). Either way, it's just what's going on right now. So it's normal.
Instead of thinking of how busy I am, I'm going to look at it as how full my life is. I'm lucky to have a life so full of friends, interests, activities and passions. Sure they all take up time, but isn't that what life's about?