Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

“I’ve Been Busy”

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These days everyone is busy. You call a friend you haven’t talked to in a long time and ask them how they’ve been, they respond, “I’ve been busy.”  You ask a co-worker how they’re doing and they reply, “busy”.   Is this what we want to hear?  Most of us want to know what’s going on in their life;  how’s the family, their job, their health, but perhaps they’re too busy to tell us.

We all have busy times in our lives, but must we tell everyone, every chance we get. Does talking about how busy we are prove we’re a more involved person, a harder working employee, a better parent, or even a more accomplished writer?

We all have twenty-four hours in a day and most of the time we have control over how we spend those hours. We don’t have to go out to hunt our food each day.  We don’t have to walk to everywhere we go.  Most of us aren’t hand washing our clothes outside in a bucket with freezing temperatures. How many people do you know who plow their fields and grow their own vegetables?  In comparison to our grandparents and great-grandparents, we’ve have it pretty easy with time saving modern conveniences.

I know people who accomplish more than I could ever do in a day, but I never hear them talk about how busy they are.  They do their thing and accept that having a busy schedule is sometimes a part of life.  Maybe we need to stop telling everyone how busy we are and work on prioritizing our schedule.


Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write contemporary stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers and artists. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. I write stories filled with love, faith and happy endings for Harlequin Love Inspired. What can I say...I love happy endings. My sixth book Searching for Home will be in stores December 28, 2021, details can be found at JillWeatherholt.com. I've sold seven sweet romance stories to Woman's World Magazine. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010, 2012 and 2016 winner of the National Novel Writing Month Contest. I love to connect with readers. Visit me at jillweatherholt.com and sign-up for my newsletter. Follow me on Amazon.com and Bookbub.com.

One thought on ““I’ve Been Busy”

  1. Well said. It’s an easy out, as if we don’t want to say. Or if we do, they will too.

    I stopped making to do lists years ago; what needs to be accomplished will get done. But sometimes those ‘things’ can’t be qualified; hard to put snuggle with spouse and write notes to loved ones alongside mop kitchen and clean shower. I see the stains on my kitchen floor, they’ll be gone soon enough. (I ignore the shower as long as I can.) What really matters isn’t the shopping or cleaning, but the loving. And maybe that’s the hardest to note either on a list or to others.


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