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Because You Always Wanted a Glimpse into My Brain

My brother just sent me a link to this article in The New York Times called “The Busy Trap,”  suggesting only that I might be interested in it.   Have you read it already (the article, not my brother’s email, I mean. If you’ve seen the email, dear Lord, STOP HACKING ME. But before you do, maybe help me figure out why gmail’s new format is trying to mess with my life? Thanks!)? I am one of you–one of those people who thinks she’s just so busybusybusy all the time, and spends a good deal of her waking hours (usually at 12:30 a.m., when I can’t sleep, or 4:45 a.m., when the baby thinks I shouldn’t) stressing about either all the stuff she’s not doing well, the stuff she has to do, or the stuff she wants to do but can’t, or should but doesn’t want to, and on and on… Saoirse starts kindergarten this week, and right about Sunday, as we were leaving the open house at her school, I started what seems…