Recently a blogger that I follow (& genuinely like) posted that she wished she had time to read for fun. And this comment really irked me not for anything that deals with her but because the “busy” excuse is one of my biggest pet peeves. For reading it really bugs me because who doesn’t have time to go to bed 15-20 minutes earlier & pick up a book? No one. You just need to make an effort. It also bugs me though because it highlights the number of times I’ve made this excuse for things that I find take more effort to schedule, like going to the gym. Often we use “I’m too busy” as an excuse not to make something a priority. We wear the “busy” label like a badge of honor but how often is it really true?