I’ve got mixed feelings about “busy”. Since I was a freshman in college, I’ve had very few periods of time where I didn’t feel busy. We live in a busy busy busy world. For me, even on the days that I know I don’t have plans, I end up making plans. Not always, but I more than often don’t choose to sit still on days without plans.
Throughout my internship, I’ve felt like I had a lot of things to do. As an intern, I have responsibilities while at the hospital, but I also have assignments to complete for the school. It’s nothing unreasonable, but it does leave the feeling of constantly having something on the to do list.
Someday I really want to fight the business. I crave a day with no plans or obligations.
While I love a day or evening with no plans, I don’t want my life to be all about work. I want to make time for relationships, hobbies like blogging and running, and spiritual growth. So sometimes I make my life a little more hectic so that it can include those things too.
Younger me was scared to be social or make plans, because I feared it would impact my grades or my health (which at the time had more to do with my weight). Now, however, I embrace some of the crazy because I know it makes my life richer.
I do find that I can sometimes cross the line into overly busy and I have to take a step back. The busy in my life should come from adding in things that make my life better. However, sometimes life gets busy just by saying YES too often.
I’m not saying busy is something to strive for- I tend to think the opposite- however, sometimes busy is worth it if it means your life is filled with happy inducing experiences and builder stronger bonds.