"Oh, I've been keeping busy" or "I know he likes to keep busy" or "we're just trying to keep busy"
Those sentences baffle me. I don't understand why someone chooses to keep busy and apparently a lot of people like to keep busy. I love my quiet times, which I don't have very often, and wish I could just be more often.
So maybe it's just a phrase people say, when you're asking how they're doing. But I know some people who actually really like to keep busy. They start businesses, hobbies, studying etc. just for the sake of keeping busy. I've tried to understand, but I guess I'm just not open-minded enough to understand why those people would choose "keeping busy" over being with their family, children, friends etc. What is so important about "keeping busy"? So that you won't appear lazy or that you at least feel productive, even when you're really not?
I guess I'm just baffled about this need to keep busy, because I'm extremely busy and I really wish I wasn't. I wish I had more time to be with my family and friends. I'd like to occasionally spend weekends doing nothing. I'd like to be lazy. It's just not possible right now. But I've made the choice to be busy, only temporarily though.
Maybe what I'm doing is "keeping busy"? I'm finishing up my MA thesis (I submitted the preliminary version for inspection yesterday, yikes!) and after I'm done with that, I'll have to focus more on my MBA thesis. And I work 40 hours a week. So I'm busy, but I really don't want to be. I can't wait for the summer when I'll hopefully have more time to just be. No "just keeping busy" for this girl!
I know I'm a lazy person at heart and I don't mind that one bit :) What I do mind is that I don't have time for this blog and I really hope that I can resume blogging a bit more next month.
or don't. Do whatever floats your particular boat :)