Slice of Life: Is There a Good Busy? 12 of 31

Here we go!  It's time for the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.  It will be a busy month of writing, commenting, and learning with this community.  This year I've decided to try to focus my writing around happiness.  Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading. 

I'm a list person.  Making lists is nearly as fun as crossing things off.  There might be nearly a dozen list apps on my phone.  I scratch lists on napkins, scrap paper, and post-its.  Making grocery lists, to-do lists, and idea lists are just some of the ways I like to keep myself moving.  When I'm busy, a list helps me get things done.

My family often jokes that I will always have a list because before I finish one list, I'm already writing another.  It's crazy, but I like to be busy.  While many search for balance, I think sometimes the best things in life happen when we are a little out of balance; when we're giving a little more to one place or another.

Today was a busy day, but it was a good busy day.  It wasn't a day racing from place to place or event to event.  It wasn't a day completing piles of paper work or completing my taxes (yep, that one is coming soon).  It wasn't a day spent cleaning the basement or reorganizing the closet, instead it was a day of interesting work, learning, and conversations.

Across the day I worked with readers, caught up with teachers, rearranged schedules, attended meetings, rethought teaching points for some of my students, and then after school it was off to run errands.  When I finally made it in the door, my husband looked at me and said, "We've already decided about dinner."  Music to my ears.  Yes, delight is found in someone else figuring out dinner but, honestly, happiness in being good busy.


  1. Good busy, I like that - much better than crazy busy, which has no happiness factor at all.

  2. Good busy, I like that - much better than crazy busy, which has no happiness factor at all.

  3. Cathy,
    This pretty much sums up our lives as teachers-good busy. There is always something to do, something to read, some paperwork to complete, and kids to teach. It's very busy, but good busy.

  4. Grandma Pierce would be proud.. She was the queen of lists of her generation.. I would be lost without my lists as I grow older.. I have lists for lists, lol...

  5. "good busy" positive...


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