“You’ve been quiet. What are you up to?”
“I’ve been busy living! What have YOU been up to?”
I’m not one to sit around waiting for things to happen. I’m a go-getter. I like to dream big ideas and breathe life into them. I like to keep myself busy and make every bit of time spent productive. I like to multitask where I can, kill two birds with one stone, get through to-do lists and plan ahead as much as possible.
I’m organised but it only takes me so far. I just find everything moves more smoothly when I have something to work with, you know? And I don’t make empty plans, everything is set with a desired outcome in mind. It requires discipline and focus, and though I don’t adhere to my rigid ideals all the time, I certainly benefit from it when I do.
So, weekends are planned in advance, as are my childfree hours during the academic week. I make meetings and am often booked up roughly two weeks in advance, which gives me plenty of time to plot and plan. Even weekend trips, family visits and friend meet-ups are booked into my diary so that we can have a good look at what the week ahead has in store for us. It gives me a good idea of when I will be able to write for myself, plan social media updates and now focus on uni work. A clear mind helps me to concentrate and that can only bring me rewards.
It’s been said to me before that I appear to be so busy, and I often laugh at this because it doesn’t feel that way.
What I have noticed is that not everybody understands my life and it isn’t really designed to be understood by anyone else but me. I think some people feel overwhelmed and intimidated by my online activity, but please keep in mind that that is such a small segment from my day.
I place a lot of value in what I do but not everybody will and this is why my busy living can alienate people who want to get close.
But I’m never ever bored. I’m never doing nothing. My mind is always switched on and thinking about a million different things at once, and I love it. I don’t really relax that much and so it can be hard for me to tune back into the real mundane world. So I don’t often.
A lot of people are busy but aren’t productive, but that is far from my reality. I always have to be working on something and my reluctance to let dust settle on ideas is a quality I love about myself, because it is this quality that makes things happen.
So, catch me while you can.