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Do we worship busyness? We hear it all the time and there have been a thousand posts written about it. I, for one, have never been much of a busy person. I like to sit at home on the weekends and play video games. I don’t “make plans.” I sleep a lot. Every now and then, I’ll get a wild hair and go on an adventure. For the most part though, I’m boring. My husband even says so. Call me an introvert, but that’s the way I am.
And now I’m in the military. Everything is different. I live in Colorado – one of the most beautiful states in America. I’m back in school. Life is busy. And I’m okay with that. I am loving this “busy” so many people lament about.
I don’t know why I love it. I think it’s because I’ve been so preoccupied and tired that I’ve refused to be busy, so having a bunch of stuff on my plate is a nice change. It’s also nice to be busy and not worry about money. Before I enlisted in the Air Force, I worried about money a lot. Mike and I had very little income in St. Louis – and a lot of debt. We’ve made a lot of impact on our debt since then, and even though we are still working to pay stuff off quickly, we don’t worry about having enough income to pay our bills.
Not worrying about money has made it easy to be busy with school and just living my life. I’ve mentioned here and there that I’m back in school and trying to get my nursing prerequisites completed. I am only in two classes, but I can’t imagine being in more because one has a lab and the other has a lot of participation points – like spending 2 hours at the grocery store looking at food labels. It takes so much time, and I don’t know how I managed 6 years ago when I was working full-time and taking a full class load.
Anyways, school, family, and friends have kept me hopping outside of work. I never used to have much of that in St. Louis. It has been a refreshing change. I feel tired a lot, but I’ve come to terms that I’m always going to feel tired. I think if I ate better, I wouldn’t be so tired, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is, you have to fight through the tiredness sometimes, or life will pass you right by.
So, that’s all I have. I’m busy, tired, and loving it. Life is moving at the speed of life and it’s really beautiful. I am feeling back to my old self in high school when I went from dawn to dusk full speed ahead. It’s really nice.