Are You Wearing Your Busyness Badge?
"Hi! Wow, I haven't seen you in FOREVER!!! How ARE you?!" "So busy!! But good! You?" Sound familiar? This reply to "How are you?" is like my default auto-reply. I don't know if I say it because I'm trying to explain away why I haven't stayed in touch more...or because I feel like it implies that things are going so well because I have so much to do...but if I don't take a beat to actually think before responding to this question, inevitably, this is what comes out of my mouth