Last spring I bought a wonderful book called, "In the Company of Women" by Grace Bonney. It's filled with interviews of talented and successful women.
This morning over coffee, I read something from Debbie Millman, who responded to the question, What is your personal or professional motto? She said, "Busy is a decision. We do the things we want to do, period. If we say we are too busy, it is just shorthand for the thing being 'not important enough' or 'not a priority.' Busy is not a badge. You don't find the time to make things, you make the time to do things. If you want to do something, don't let busy stand in the way. I make the time to do it." Well said Debbie!
I then thought about busy, priorities and what am I doing and not doing. I also thought about the excuse often used, "I'm too busy."
Above is a photo of me last July up at North Star Resort, Lake Tahoe. My priority that day was to hike out to Sawmill Lake. No excuses that day.