This week will be pretty darn packed with activity. Normally I would say "busy"..."we will be so busy this week". I would think we barely have time for it all. And, technically, we probably would not.
This summer, though, I came to the realization that the concept of "busy" is at risk for being misused. It was while we were setting up the first big fundraiser of the year for the cheer team. Since I am the only returning booster board member, I ended up in charge by default. Almost every step of the way I continually heard that parents could not help or did not respond to various requests because they were busy. I am not, in anyway, insinuating that they were not being honest. I actually completely believe that they were busy. Quite honestly, aren't we all really busy? Unfortunately it's pretty much built into our culture that we will always have too much to do.
Based on that interaction, I realized that I had likely been a frequent "busy" user too. I decided I'd start to try to avoid "busy" as a reason not to do something to the best of my ability. I wanted to make a conscientious effort when I am asked about how I am not to answer, "busy". I read about the perception of time and realized it was up to me to decide that I have enough.
I'll spare you what all is on the list, but despite the fact that I still feel a little completely overwhelmed looking at the next several days, I am not "busy" this week.