My Corner of the World

In a very fast paced world, I know we are all “busy” but it really irks me when people say “I’ve been so busy lately”. Oh really, I’ve been twiddling my thumbs and sitting on the couch lately. EVERYONE is “busy”….. but are we really busier than the previous generation, maybe. Does that make us better, I think not. I have a hard time scheduling myself into the next oblivion. Sure, I am a planner but not a scheduler. I can’t stand to not have any down time. I think some people are just go go go and I wonder when do they breath, when do they relax? It’s good for your soul and your family’s soul too. It’s a pet peeve so I will never tell someone how busy I am because in reality they are just as busy in their own way.

A friend of mine is so scheduled she has a two hour window of free time in the entire month-NO Joke! When we finally catch up she always tells me how crazy her life is. Now granted she does a lot of great volunteer work and the world needs that, but sometimes at the expense of her sanity and her family.

Maybe I’m old fashioned but my family will always come first. Of course I will volunteer but not five days a week. Of course Pear will be involved in extra curricular activities but not every single day. I think there is a healthy balance and in my corner of the world, I will strive to find it.

2 Responses to “My Corner of the World”

  1. Hey!
    I have to respond to your post because this very conversation was had between my dad and I after music on Thursday. I get so annoyed too at our culture’s increasing obsession with being “busy” all the time. It is as if people think the busier they are (or can sound) the more important their life is, the more important they are. I hate it when I ask someone how they are and they proceed to vomit their busyness up on me. Usually if you look deeper, this “busy” is really nothing more than the same minutia that plagues everyone. Are we just less able to handle life? Is it so fast paced and demanding that we cannont relax?
    I also think people who must fill every second with activity are fighting emptyness inside. If they stopped being so busy they might have to face real emotions, desires, goals, etc. Or make real connections with people. Or they might have to read a book, cook something, take a class to learn something……it is all avoidance really, but that is just my lowly opinion!
    Glad the plane flight went great!
    Betsey

  2. Everyday Yogini Says:

    Amen, sister. I hate feeling like somehow it’s culturally mandatory to fill every minute of every day…

    Why didn’t I know you when I was in Colorado?? Well, hopefully, we’ll move back after our adventures…

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