I’m too busy to write this blog

The title says it all. I’m way too busy to be blogging, but sometimes you just have to clear your mind, and to me, writing is the best way.

I have so many projects I’m working on right now, my head is literally spinning. And of course summer weekends are always busy and leave no time for work. ‘All play and no work’ can be a bad thing too, especially for a freelancer.

But blogging is kind of like dessert. Even if you’re so full you feel you’ll bust if you eat another bite, you always find room. Just like there’s always time for a blog.

Plus, every time I haven’t blogged for a few days, I hear about it, so I don’t want to disappoint my loyal readers.

This weekend was our fantasy football draft and I’m glad it’s over. I’ve been listening to Fantasy Sports radio on my XM for the past three weeks, diving into my draft guide to analyze players, keeping up to date on injuries, and preparing for the pressure of being the only girl in my male-dominated league. It went great, I’m happy with my team, and that’s one less “to do” off my list. Until the season starts and I’m right back into panic mode.

Why do we feel the need to stretch ourselves to the absolute limit when it comes to things we have to do? For me, I think I like the challenge and the drama of getting it all done. I hate to be bored. I’m the type of person that cannot sit still. If I don’t have a project, I’ll create one. It’s just not in me to lounge, and when I do, I feel like I’m wasting precious time.

I wish I could be different, but I’ve been this way since I was about five, so I think I’m a lost cause. Summer is coming to a close and I’m very excited for Fall. I love this season, it’s my definite favorite and it flies by too fast.

As my son and I were taking a walk the other day, I noticed one of my neighbor’s trees was already turning orange. I couldn’t believe it.

It made me realize that being too busy can stop you from enjoying and noticing what really matters, the little things. Those orange leaves were telling me to STOP and enjoy them for a second. I did stop the stroller, take a deep breath, bend down to tell my son what we were looking at, and for just a moment, I felt truly at ease. I wasn’t worrying about the articles I had to write, the errands I needed to run, or how I was going to iron my dress for the wedding next weekend; I was just an admirer of nature and our beautiful world.

I’m always going to be busy, I’ll always have a “to do” list, but anytime I get TOO into my own world, I’ll remember the orange leaves and I’ll get back into the world of the little things.

Here’s to finding your orange leaves…

About Tara Darazio

I'm a copywriter, owner of A Passion For The Pen, LLC and host of the Let's Meet For Copy podcast. Contact me at tara@apassionforthepen.com
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