19 Confessions of an Extremely Busy Person

19 Confessions of an Extremely Busy Person

Trust me, I'll get it done.

If you know anything about me, the first thing you probably think of is how busy I am. Here are 19 confessions from someone who is incredibly busy that you can probably relate to:

1. My agenda is completely color coded.

Highlighting every Monday is the best part and I always have my highlighters.

2. I can't go ANYWHERE without my agenda.

Every hour of my day is written down and I cannot make any commitments without it.

3. I have the biggest agenda Lilly Pulitzer offers.

I know, I'm basic. But I don't care. Go hard or go home.

4. I'm involved in everything.

How am I so busy? Oh I don't know, just a part time job, 17 credits, being a new member of a sorority, being philanthropy chair of a society, and everything else in the world.

5. That's how I know everyone.

I'm that friend that you probably hate walking around on campus with because I stop to say hi to everyone I know. That's only because I have been involved in everything. Building Council, Orientation Leader, Greek Life, whatever it may be.

6. I wouldn't drop anything.

Everything I do is something I love. I would never commit to something I didn't think I couldn't handle.

7. No, I don't sleep as much as I should.

Yeah, I wish I got a couple more hours of sleep every night but that is why I don't have Friday classes.

8. I survive because of naps.

I look forward to taking at least one nap a day, even if it's only a twenty minute power nap.

9. Dating is tough.

I set a time to call my parents so planning on seeing someone consistently can be complicated.

10. I rely on lunch dates.

I have gaps during my schedule, so if you're a good friend that I should catch up with, chances are we are going on a lunch date at some point.

11. I don't eat as much as I should.

When I get stressed, I don't eat a lot. My diet will consist of coffee, coffee and coffee.

12. Speaking of coffee, Starbucks knows my order.

Iced vanilla latte with light ice, por favor.

13. I still like to be included.

Please don't use the "she's probably too busy" as an excuse to not invite me to something.

14. If it's important to me, I'm going to make time for it.

Yes, I know I'm busy, but certain people I will make time for.

15. I have chill weeks.

I plan every week on Monday mornings and some weeks, I actually can watch Netflix.

16. I hate when people tell me how busy I am.


17. I am very organized.

Being busy made me an extremely organized person. I have learned about time management and prioritizing because of my schedule.

18. I did this to myself.

I didn't have to get so involved in everything, but I love everything I do and I give 110% in all of my activities. Don't worry about me; I didn't have to do this.

19. Trust me, I know how to handle it.

I've become very used to being busy. If I say I'm going to get something done, I promise it will get done. Chances are, it's on my agenda and I will do it at a specific scheduled time.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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I Am A Shopaholic Who Is Easily Enabled, Please Send Help

No, seriously, please do...tell them to bring cash, too.


I remember the circumstances right before I first started college. I had worked a summer job and just got paid. My parents helped me set up a bank account that came with a debit card, and I had just been granted access to Amazon Prime…It all went downhill from there. I think I blew through more than $500 the first night and the other $400 or so over the next two weeks.

One thing I learned about myself is that when I have no money, I am not really lacking in anything. I am content in life. I can go on, unbothered. However, the moment I have some money on hand, there are suddenly so many things I find myself "needing." I have all these flashlights, watches, supplements, sneakers, and rings to pick from.

Sometimes, I stop to imagine how much money I would have to my name if I knew how to save any of it…maybe I would be able to pay my college fees, or at least a decent portion of them. I probably could. However, then, I think about all the things that would be missing in my room if I had not bought them. My room would be much emptier, barer shelves and emptier drawers. It is honestly a toss up on what is the better option, money to spare or little knick-knacks to enjoy.

I have a problem. I admit it. I can control it slightly by creating many extensive and specific Amazon wish lists so that I can siphon off some of the itching urges to buy by stocking different items on "maybe later" categories, things I would buy if I won the lottery, had a steady income, or just had the money I could spend without handicapping myself. This listing system only backfires when I decide I could afford to buy one of the listed items then decide that since I am getting that one thing, I could afford to buy that other thing. Boom! Next thing I know, five minutes later, there are 10 items in my cart, and my wallet is three figures lighter.

I know I do not actually need some (many) of the things I bought, but I do enjoy having them. Some are helpful. Some are fun or make things slightly easier or surprising. I do need to (and plan to) work on my impulse control because, often, something pops into my head that I suddenly would really like to have. In seconds, I have Amazon open, and it will arrive in two days. My bank account is taking hits left and right.

Is there a point to this article? Not really. I just have this problem and I am sure I am not the only one. Just being relatable here. It's hard. Some much to buy. So little cash to dish out. All of this stems from my general lack of self-discipline. I procrastinate. I speak before thinking. I take on more than I can handle, and I often forget to or neglect to take care of my basic needs. If it was just up to me with no other obligations, I would spend my life either hibernating and reading in bed for hours. That sounds nice.

I could just try winning the lottery.

It took me too long and too much energy just to write this article.

I figure that trying to address my compulsive buying would be like treating a symptom of a much more expansive and underlying problem of self-indulgence and the lack of control over many aspects of my life. I should focus my attention on the root of all my issues…but that is so much work…

Maybe later.

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