The Truth About Being "Busy"
Start writing a post
Student Life

The Truth About Being "Busy"

No one is busy 25/8

33
The Truth About Being "Busy"
Joe Godbee

It's happened to all of us at one point or another. We constantly try to hang out/talk to someone and get the excuse "I'm sorry, I was busy" over and over again. To be honest, we've all also done it at some point in time. We consistently tell the same people over and over again that we're busy.

Even though we've all done it and it might be hypocritical to say, this is honest to God one of the most annoying excuses in the book.

Being a college student, almost everyone is "busy". We are trying to juggle a full-time school load, a job, extracurriculars, and ideally find time to eat and sleep somewhere in there. It can sometimes seem crazy at times to have any sort of a social life.

I'm going to let you in on a little secret though. I don't care who you are, what you're doing, or how hectic your life is, no one is busy 25/8.

I repeat, no one.

No matter which side of the spectrum your on, at the end of the day, people make time for the people that they want to make time for.

When all is said and done, whether we want to admit it or not, "I'm busy" is an excuse. Not to say that sometimes (key word: sometimes) it's not a good one, but it is an excuse that we all use when we're either A) not interested or B) that person isn't at a high enough priority in your life to make time.

And honestly if I've learned anything, no one has to make you a priority. No one owes you anything, and that's okay. However, don't prioritize someone that won't take 5 seconds out of the day to text you back because they're "busy".

Maybe some more than others, but the truth is, we're all busy. But we make time for the things that are important to us. If you're not making time for someone, it's probably because you just don't care as much or at all, which is totally fine. But do us all a favor and stop acting like if you weren't so "busy", things would be so different.

Make time for the people that make time for you.

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

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

97118
man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses
Pinterest

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

43213
​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

71692
The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments