Our Very Busy Lives

11 Jan


Yes, I’m still alive!

If I think about it, I’m more alive than I’ve been in quite some time, actually.

But things are a little different these days.

For starters, I’m getting married. And yes, as exciting as it is, there’s only so much talk of flowers and dresses and tablecloths that I can deal with at any given moment.

My brain is fried, honestly.

My energy level = zero.

I’m also 6 months into my new job that I love. It’s crazy and chaotic and there are times when no one knows what they’re doing, but hey, it’s so worth it! I have a pretty kick-ass team that I love working and laughing with and really- what more could I ask for?

So yea, life’s been good to me…

I’m eternally grateful for it.

But my lack of writing during this phase of severe change in my life has finally gotten to me.

And I suddenly feel the need to put down words on paper.

I hate that I’ve been neglecting something that I’m so passionate about.

And I don’t want to feel that way anymore.

So here I am, getting back to something that I love.

And is it absolutely terrifying?

Hell yea it is.

Because it’s been way too long.

But I’m gunna put my fear and my insecurity aside, and I’m gunna get back to it.

You gotta start somewhere, right?

It’s a new year, and I’ve run out of excuses.

So for all of you who’ve maybe been neglecting a hobby that you’ve at one point enjoyed…

Or for those of you who’ve been saying that you want to try something new and you just haven’t gotten around to it…

Get up off the couch, and go do it.

We’re all busy.

We all have points of craziness in our lives.



Groceries that need to be bought.

We really could make a list of excuses that goes on and on and on.

And we could tell ourselves… “Oh, I’ll get to it when I’m a little less busy.”

Once the baby’s born.

Once my classes are over.

Once the wedding’s all planned.

But here’s a secret….

We’re always gunna be freakin’ busy.


If it’s not one thing stopping you, it’s something else.

Because that’s life.

Life is busy.

Life becomes busy, and it never stops.

There will always be things that need to be done, people that you need to see, events that you need to go to.

But that’s no reason for you to give up on things that you’re passionate about.

We make time for the things that matter most to us.

So don’t put them off.

Pencil them in to your ever-growing schedule.

Because if you don’t, you’ll find yourself six months later wondering how and why it’s been so long since you’ve done that thing you love to do.

And then, you’ll want to kick yourself for it.

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the very best!

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24 Responses to “Our Very Busy Lives”

  1. Somali K Chakrabarti January 11, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    Congratulations Kayla. Wish you the very best for your life ahead.

  2. passionfortruths January 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    Good for you!

  3. massiell09 January 11, 2015 at 10:53 pm #


  4. Ankur January 12, 2015 at 1:34 am #

    Good to hear from you after long.Congratulations on your marriage and yes, wish you a very happy new year 2015!:-)

    • Kayla Cruz February 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      Same to you!!! Let’s make 2015 the very best 🙂

  5. Timiebix January 12, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    Welcome back and congratulations!!

  6. Ernie Tamayo, PHR January 12, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    Best wishes for your upcoming wedding!

    • Kayla Cruz February 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      Thanks, Ernie! Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. Ari January 12, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Congratulations! Planning a wedding is such a headache! But well worth it! right?

    • Kayla Cruz February 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

      Hi Ari! Thanks so much! It’s a headache, but luckily my mom and my sister are doing most of the planning. I’m just like okay…that looks pretty! DONE! But yes, very worth it! Thanks for reading 🙂

      • Ari February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

        My mom is doing a lot too! And I pretty much say yes love it! hehe.
        And no problem 🙂 Let’s enjoy the ride!

  8. Quirky Little Planet January 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    Welcome back!

  9. My Camera, My Friend January 12, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    Congratulations on the new job. One of my goals for this year is to finish some projects I didn’t get done last year. I was going to wait “until after” I moved. Well, I haven’t yet, so no point procrastinating any more.

  10. Voice4Society January 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on WriterZone and commented:
    A fantastic and simplistic way of viewing our “busy” lives. Have a look see V4S!

  11. Wayne January 16, 2015 at 11:56 pm #


    I wondered what had happened to you.


    • Kayla Cruz February 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

      Hahaha thanks, Wayne!! Just a little hiatus! Hope you’re doing well 🙂

      • Wayne February 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

        I am trying to do well. But, am under the weather at the moment. Glad to see you back. How are you?

  12. danielleachmorris January 23, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Love your blog, you seem to have a good handle on things. Some real interesting GenY stuff you might like: http://www.thedrum.com/bauer

  13. Laura4NYC February 6, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Being busy is a disease nowadays.


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