Change your language. Instead of saying "I don't have time" try saying "it's not a priority," and see how that feels. Often, that's a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don't want to. But other things are harder. Try it: "I'm not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it's not a priority." "I don't go to the doctor because my health is not a priority." If these phrases don't sit well, that's the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don't like how we're spending an hour, we can choose differently.I claim to not have time for many activities, but in reality, I do have some free time this semester. Not as much as I would like, of course, but I have time to go on walks and visit with friends and watch Ringer--which is getting so good--on Tuesday nights. Even if I don't always feel like it, I have time not to prioritize my homework above all other activities. But in the final rush of grad school application season--traveling across the country for interviews, waiting anxiously for admissions decisions, trying to make up my mind about where and what I want to study for the next two-three years--I cannot prioritize the blogosphere over my educational and professional future. Well, I could, but I don't think such a decision would be very wise.
Life is busy and full of amazing twists and turns right now--like being rejected by my safety schools and invited to interview at my pie-in-the-sky, never-going-to-get-in schools and receiving my first rejection letter from a literary journal (which is fantastic because a first rejection means a first submission)--and when it becomes a little less exciting, I will visit other blogs, because I miss you all. I will comment. I will post. But blogging is not a priority right now.
However, watching the method clean happy anthem for the zillionth time is. I love the soap-bubble balloons:
*Method DID NOT sponsor this post, and I am NOT recommending their products. I just like their video.
Until next time,