Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Of course I'm busy!

We in NYC are very proud of how busy we are.

There's even an unspoken scale:
really busy
insanely busy

Around here there's a status to busy - an implication that "if you're not busy, you're wasting time and not taking full advantage of your life."

I don't have a problem with people being busy - they wouldn't be in NYC if they weren't interested in "doing stuff."

But there's still a question: "Where are all of your activities taking you?"

If your activities aren't bringing you closer to your ideal life, then you're left bouncing around, or spinning your wheels in the same routine. Which to me sounds a lot like not taking advantage of your life.

So go ahead, be busy, but pick a direction to take yourself - even if you change it later - because life never stops ... until it does.