Meg Dowell Writes

“I’m so busy! I just haven’t had time to write all year!”


I … understand where people are coming from when they say things like this to me. I really do. For me, college was a seemingly endless whirlwind of things piled on top of things piled on top of a long-forgotten five-year plan. I was busy. I convinced myself I did not have time to finish a book, or hang out with friends every weekend, or keep up with my blog.

I remember what it feels like to look at all the things you’ve filled your life with and realize you “don’t have time” (or energy, or sanity) for the things you really want to do.

But what most people do not seem to gather from any of this is that they’re using their empty busyness to cover for their lack of productivity. And there’s really nothing I…

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