The Art of Busyness

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I’ve heard this quote my whole life and I admit I’ve been frustrated with people who I perceived as having all the time in the world to do things just simply not getting anything done.

So imagine my surprise at myself when I suddenly find myself unemployed (on purpose!) with time on my hands and unable to complete simple tasks like calling a friend. My days are filled with sleeping in, going for long walks, yoga and lots of reading.  It’s exhausting and I’m overwhelmed (please note the sarcasm).

I’ve also found I’m not as creative when I’m not busy.  My most creative days were in the spring of 2015 in the midst of grad school, conference planning and two overseas trips.  I was also only sleeping about 5 hours a day and I do not want to get back to that!

I’m totally frustrated with myself. I have 25 days left until I leave for Morocco with tons of things on my ToDo List and no motivation to get them done. I know I’ll get to everything I have to, just not right now.  I think I need a nap. And Holly I promise I’ll call you!

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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2 Responses to The Art of Busyness

  1. soccerdawg says:

    Girl, I am the same. Except I’m unemployed and looking for a job. My days are so boring, even though I have plenty to do. Just no motivation to do anything. Ugh!

    I’m so glad we got to have lunch. I was thinking about it afterward. I always considered myself a brave person, but I realized you are probably the bravest person I know. I know you probably don’t see it that way, but you are. You’re amazing. Keep on rocking, girl.


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