There are two kinds of busy. Busy Living and Living Busy. What is the difference. The person living busy tends to be ruled by an imagined or determined set of responsibilities. They are more in the chasing game of life. Chasing kids, chasing promotions, chasing recognition. The busy-ness of this individual is like a badge of honor. The sacrifice of one self to the alter of busy-mess often comes with success but also great cost. I am not saying these busy people have failed in the important things. Many are highly successful and balanced. Some of the best men and women I know are Champions of Living Busy. They have succeeded in having a quality life. However, it tends to be the exception to the rule. Busy Living on the other hand focuses first on priorities, second on self. The person Busy Living has the same responsibilities of family, faith and work but values and priorities drive time not time driving priorities. Is there really that significant a difference? Yes. When time controls you it tends to gobble up your life in chunks. Where does time go? You are always looking ahead to what’s next. Maybe that vacation will let you catch some rest. Busy Living is focusing on now. Time tends to lose its grasp on the individual that is in the moment. You have time to laugh, cry, stay up late or get up early. Our calendars are more flexible and we tend to work off lists rather than hours. Moments and experiences are how we measure our happiness not in results. I am sure many wonder how does she find the energy to be so busy. I have a passion for living and the energy of moments never seems to run low. We all have a limited amount of time to work with. Time can be bent to our will and forced to slow down. Let go of tomorrow or the next thing and fully explore today. ❤
We seem to all be running around after busy kids and all the things in life demanding our attention. Sometimes it seems we are too tired or do not have enough time for sex or its a quickie so we can fall asleep. I like everyone face those same challenges of priorities every day. We all have only 24 hours in a day. Frankly if I could I would make a day 28 hours. I could really use 4 more. :). I will say this though. Making time for some play with your guy or fwb is so worth it. Not just enough time to do it but time to really play. Like make out, touch, tease, oral, couple positions, etc. You can get off more than once just need to stay awake guys. Give us a chance. I’m not saying every time you have to block out a few hours but make sure you are doing it at least once a week. Play time is like truly the best time of your week. Don’t put it to the bottom of your list. It will improve all aspects of your life. Everything. I think in today’s world that has so much to offer its not necessarily a choice between good and bad. It’s more often the choice between good good better best. Those are the confusing decisions when you have lots of good choices. Make sure you create enough time for that which matters most. Even if you lose some sleep those midnight rendezvous or afternoon delights will a relationship make. xoxoxo Angie
I really enjoy writing and sharing some of my life and interests and on occasion experiences with you. You have no idea how appreciative i am that so many of you have taken an interest in my blog and in me. It is humbling that you would check in and read my posts and that you enjoy what I share. I do my best to be consistent in making regular posts. This year so far has been a real challenging time. Not making an excuse, just hope to explain why I have sucked a bit lately at the consistency thing. I got really sick over the Christmas break with Pnemonia and ended up in the hospital, then a few weeks later ended up down a few days again with a bad cold. I never, I mean never, get sick. This year I have gone 3 rounds with sickness. A brutal winter, despite as mild as it’s been. I also was asked to be the 1st Counselor in Young Women’s in our ward. It has been such a fun calling but for those of you in the church that have served, you know how time consuming it is. Lots of fun and I love it, but a bit overwhelming as I am learning. The kids have been so busy with lacrosse, basketball, dance, choir concerts, plays, and other school activities. Keith and I often divide and conquer because no matter how good you are you cannot be in 4 places at once. PTA has two major events left, then that will be over. Sundance and other events for work is also always demanding and I need to learn to say no or Keith has volunteered to do it for me. Sundance was really busy this year. Fun but a huge demand of time. Way more than I was paid, so need to rethink that one lol. So for those that have messaged me and asked if I’m still alive or if I’m alright, the answer is yes. Life is full of adventure with 4 kids, a husband and friends. I would have it no other way though. The irony of life is often our decisions in how we spend our time becomes less of a choice between good and bad but the constant choice between so many good things. It becomes turning a good thing down for the best thing. Priorities really have to be the compass of our life. I do enjoy chat and my blog so with a more full schedule I am finding a need to schedule it in. Less time to plan on the fly. So I am not the fly girl social butterfly I thought I was :). Love to you all, thank you for being my friend in however it is in our strange little world.