Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The "I'm So Busy" Excuse

I apologize in advance for this rant, but I really just have to vent a little.  I am getting so tired of the "I'm so busy" excuse.  It seems that lately, hardly anyone seems to have the time to answer my emails, phone messages, cards, and questions.  And I'm not even going to get into the disappearing courtesy of thank-yous.   This happens with relatives, friends, and businesses, and it's really starting to tick me off!  And it's the same excuse over and over:  "Oh, I meant to, but I'm just super busy."  Well, guess what?  I'm super busy too, but I took the time to send you that email or card, or to call you and leave that message, or to buy your product and then have a question about it.

I hear the same kinds of excuses for why people don't scrapbook, or stamp, or take part in whatever hobby they want to pursue.  My answer might seem very simple, but it is the truth.  I make time for the things that are important to me.  I make time for the people who are important to me.  If others can't do the same, then I can't help but feel that they don't want to make time for me in their busy lives and schedules.  These are the people who are being moved to the bottom of my priorities list.  Like I said, I'm busy too, and I make time for the people and things that are important to me.  While my family and friends are still going to be important to me, they aren't going to be on my "to-do" list.

Life has to be a 2-way street, a give-and-take.  When you feel that others aren't giving (and I don't mean monetarily), then it's time to re-prioritize your life.  That's what I'm doing right now.  It's quite liberating and feels like a load has been lifted off my shoulders.  I think I'm really going to enjoy the rest of my summer.  I hope you do too.  Happy scrapping and stamping!

1 comment:

Andrew Gordon said...

I totally undersand you, I hate that excuse. Why can't people just admit that they forgot it don't care. So many people give me this stupid excuse from family to friends to partners. I'm so sick of it that honestly I've stopped talking to my friends who claim they are too busy to hang out, or even hold a phone convo longer than 2 minutes. It is a fake excuse meant to cover up their lack of care. There us always time to respond to a text or email at the least, whether it be on a break, before bed, etc