I can’t, I have rehearsal: a blanket apology.

Yeah, listen.  Everybody’s busy.  You’re busy, I’m busy.  We’re busy.

In general, I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world.  I mean, I have the most unbelievably beautiful understanding talented wife a guy could want, and she’s given me two kids that make my heart burst daily.  (In the good way.)  I have a job that I love, and that keeps me busy and challenged.  (In the good way.)  Still, like many folks here on our favorite little green planet, I find myself at the mercy of my own creations, and my calendar fills up just as quickly as the calendar of anyone I know.  We’re all busy.

I write about balance a lot in this online journal.  It’s something I struggle with often, and I know lots of folks do: balancing the various aspects of our lives.  Fitting in all the things we MUST do, with all of the things we SHOULD do, with all of the things we WANT to do… that’s not easy in anyone’s life!

So, let me just say this:

I see a lot of plays.  I attend a lot of events.  I don’t attend everything.  I wish I could.  I can’t.  Sorry.

If I don’t attend your event/play/movie premiere/fundraiser, or rsvp to your Facebook invite, or don’t accept your Farming supplies, or your generous offer to become a member of your mob, or your Fruity drink, or your Shamrock Rain Forest Pillow-Fighting Hug, it’s not because I don’t like you, or don’t like your event, or am against farming, drinking, mobs or hugging shamrock pillows in a rain forest.  It’s because there’s not enough time in the day.  So, to save us both time, just don’t bother sending your flaming emails, your outraged phone calls and you your silly attempts at guilt-tripping me about how much I owe Michigan artists:When it comes to balance, I’m pretty okay on those scales. 

I wish I could say that I’m not attending those things because my man-servant has a freshly peeled platter of grapes he’d like to feed me as I recline on my chaise lounge.  Sadly, that’s not the case.  



Edited to Add:
My blog posts automatically migrate to Facebook, and I got some responses on Facebook that prompted me to post this addendum to the post.  I thought I’d add it here, as well:

I don’t want this post to come off the wrong way -I almost deleted it after typing it – but there’s just not enough time to do all of the things we all want to/should/must do, and I personally feel bad enough about that without being piled on, and I know a lot of other people feel the same way. So while I certainly don’t want to come off like an egotistical prick, I did want to bring it up – it’s a part of our lives, and an important part of the balance I journal about often, and not addressing it felt like wimping out just to avoid potential backlash.  So, I hope no one had their feelings hurt, but I hope that a useful point was made.   🙂



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