Once a priest said to me, "You are only as busy as you allow yourself to be." There is some truth to this - not entirely - but a lot. It is particularly difficult for enthusiastic, newly ordained priests who have not yet learned to say no. Fortunately they can get by on very little sleep. I like to think that I can manage my own calendar but the jury is still out.
Before I told him that I was going to go in to the seminary my Dad said to me, "You don't need a wife, you will need a secretary." Well, perhaps he was correct. There are so many good things that I would like to be a part of and they all seem to happen on the same week and often at the same time and scheduling them can be tricky especially since I am an amateur at it.
And I KNOW that you too are extremely busy too. Fortunately this is my blog so I get to moan. Even more fortunately I have a ready remedy.