Being Able To Plan Spontaneous Trips Means You're Not Busy
Start writing a post
Relationships

If You Can Make Spontaneous Plans With Friends, You Are Not A Busy Person

So please, do not tell me that you are too busy to do anything school-related.

48
If You Can Make Spontaneous Plans With Friends, You Are Not A Busy Person

I have always considered myself to be a busy person but it was not until this semester that I realized that I could get busier. The past semesters, I was always able to make plans with friends and just hang out without having to worry about all the things I had to do. This semester, it actually stresses me out how busy I am. The worst part about it though was that I didn't realize I was busy until someone told me they were too busy to do an assignment for a class.

Get this. I am a full-time student in my last year of college. I had two jobs up until a month ago when I had to quit one in order to prevent burnout; now I only have one. In the past two weeks, I worked over 70 hours. I did not have one day off over my fall break, but that's fine. Who needs a break, am I right? Along with school and a job, I have committed myself to one extracurricular activity, which is Pep Band. Weekly, I spend anywhere from 2 - 10 hours in band, and that is just the hours where I am at school doing band. I spend a lot of time at home with band as well, especially since I found myself to be in a leadership position, where I have a lot of responsibility.

Okay, so that is me. Now, the girl who told me she was too busy to do one little task for class (that really would have just taken her 5 minutes to do in reality) just started college and goes on spontaneous trips with friends all over the state of Arizona. Now, that is great for her. I am glad she gets to experience life like that but if you can go on trips with friends, you are not busy enough.

Being busy is not being able to go on trips with friends. When my friends want to hang out, we have to plan it a month in advance because we are busy people and it is more common than not that the plans end up falling through because something pops up. Being busy is not something that you brag about; I don't know anyone that wants to be busy all the time. Plus, you are going to school to get an education, how can you be too busy for school? Shouldn't school be the top priority?

Being "too busy" to finish out a class for the semester (so you drop the class) but then partying every weekend doesn't make sense. If you can go out on a Friday night, every single Friday, you are not busy. If your friend/roommate wakes you up at 4 am on a Saturday morning and says "pack a bag, we are going to Flagstaff" and you just get up and go, you are not busy. If you can find the time to do all that, then you can find the time to go to class or do an assignment. You're not "too busy", so don't tell me that you are.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Cleaning Up Your Room

This holiday break is the perfect time to get away from the materialistic frenzy of the world and turn your room into a decluttered sanctuary.

173
Pixar

Cleaning isn’t just for spring. In fact, I find school’s holiday break to be a very effective time for decluttering. You’re already being bombarded by the materialistically-infatuated frenzy of society’s version of Christmas, Hanukah, etc. It’s nice to get out of the claustrophobic avarice of the world and come home to a clean, fresh, and tidy room. While stacking up old books, CDs, and shoes may seem like no big deal, it can become a dangerous habit. The longer you hang onto something, whether it be for sentimental value or simply routine, it becomes much harder to let go of. Starting the process of decluttering can be the hardest part. To make it a little easier, get out three boxes and label them Donate, Storage, and Trash. I'm in the middle of the process right now, and while it is quite time consuming, it is also so relieving and calming to see how much you don't have to deal with anymore. Use these six questions below to help decide where an item gets sorted or if it obtains the value to stay out in your precious sanctuary from the world.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Why I Don't Write (Or Read) An "Open Letter To My Future Husband/Wife"

Because inflated expectations and having marriage as your only goal are overrated.

12481
Urban Intellectuals

Although I have since changed my major I remember the feverish hysteria of applying to nursing school--refreshing your email repeatedly, asking friends, and frantically calculating your GPA at ungodly hours of the night. When my acceptance came in I announced the news to friends and family with all the candor of your average collegiate. I was met with well wishes, congratulations, and interrogations on the program's rank, size, etc. Then, unexpectedly, I was met with something else.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Meet the creators making their voices heard on Odyssey.

3486
Top 3 Response Articles of This Week
Why I Write On Odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Last week, our response writers sparked some great conversations right here on our homepage. Here are the top three response articles:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

"Arthur's Perfect Christmas" Is The Perfect Holiday Special, Move Over Charlie Brown

Arthur Read is here to deliver the real meaning of Christmas.

4239
Pexels

As the holiday season draws nearer, many of us find ourselves drawn to the same old Rankin-Bass Christmas specials and the perennial favorite, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." However, I would like to suggest an overlooked alternative, "Arthur's Perfect Christmas." It is a heartfelt, funny, and surprisingly inclusive Christmas special that deserves more recognition.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Reclaim Your Weekends From The 'Sunday Scaries' With 'Self-Love Sundays' Instead

Everyone needs a day to themselves sometimes.

3823
Reclaim Your Weekends From The 'Sunday Scaries' With 'Self-Love Sundays' Instead
Olivia DeLucia

Laid back and taking it easy — sometimes that is the motto we all need after a busy week. Sunday scaries? Yes, they are valid – but you know what else is? A Sunday full of self-love. A lazy Sunday spent doing what you feel needs to be done to ease into the next week. Self-Love Sundays are a guilty pleasure that isn't only essential for our mind, and body, but are also a surprisingly proactive way to devote the upcoming week with a clear mindset.

So, what is a more suitable way to dedicate your week's end than a beautifully, connected playlist to accompany your face masks and journaling? Cheers, to a Self-Love Sunday (and a playlist intertwined with it to match). (Please note: "Sunday Morning" isn't included in this list, due to the obvious, but feel free to blast it anyway, we know you want to).

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments