Busy People


A few days ago someone said this to me, and I’ve been coming back to it all weekend…so much so I decided to whip up a little graphic for it.A lot of people ask me how I juggle this business, a full-time job, and the rest of life. I usually respond with 2 points: One is that I am a very organized person (the nerdy type that genuinely enjoys creating to-do lists), and two is, more simply, because I have to. When you know only a small percentage of your day is down time, then you organize better. If you know you have X number of things to finish by Friday, then you plan Monday-Thursday accordingly. I’m certainly not advocating an I’ll-rest-when-I’m-dead mentality, but rather trying to comfort those hesitant to take a risk. You’ll figure it out because that’s the only option if you really love something. And passion is the best tool in a juggler’s arsenal. This isn’t just to those in my position, because the truth is so many of us juggle more than we realize. Kids, jobs, homes, marriages…it’s a lot + we deserve a pat on the back. The third thing I sometimes say to people (depending on how close I am with them + if I’ve had a libation or two) is that I don’t always juggle it all. I’ve screwed up plenty, and I know I will again. But that damn passion convinces you to dust yourself off and get back in there. So today I celebrate those fellow jugglers, those who look forward to an afternoon off (but don’t know what to do with themselves when they get it). Those who can’t remember the last time they experienced boredom. Those who have to-do lists for the week on the desk and a dream list for the future in their back pocket.

Passion is a very, very beautiful thing.

  1. Alexis says:

    You are such an inspiring person. I love reading your posts!

  2. This is an AWESOME post! While I’m probably not nearly as organized as you are Sandy :), I agree wholeheartedly that when you have to do something, you need to do whatever possible to get it done. I’m definitely a goal setter and a do-whatever-I-need-to kind of risk-taking person. Unfortunately when people you love aren’t as driven it’s hard to see them fail. Do you believe taking risks and persevering is an innate quality or is this something anyone can learn? How do you help those who may not have the same lofty goals, or have them and laziness takes over?

    • Sandy says:

      Good questions :). I think some are more inclined to take risks by nature, but if you really want something you’ll find a way to make it happen!

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