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.