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Don’t Get Stung By The Busy Bee!

by Nikki Hartel

The standard question, “hey, what’s up—how have you been?” is generally followed up with the standard response, “oh, you know, super busy.” I came across a New York Times article, The ‘Busy’ Trap written by Tim Kreider and felt like he had really tapped into something. It seems that no one has the time to enjoy themselves outside their work obligations and if they do find time to squeeze in some fun it is also paired with a sharp twinge of guilt that they aren’t promoting their work.

Don’t Get Stung By The Busy Bee!

The standard question, “hey, what’s up—how have you been?” is generally followed up with the standard response, “oh, you know, super busy.” I came across a New York Times article, The ‘Busy’ Trap written by Tim Kreider and felt like he had really tapped into something. It seems that no one has the time to enjoy themselves outside their work obligations and if they do find time to squeeze in some fun it is also paired with a sharp twinge of guilt that they aren’t promoting their work.

I have always had a passion for live music. During undergrad, I headed a student organization called POP Entertainment where I booked shows at Michigan State University (MSU). I also worked at Meridian Entertainment Group where I helped organize and promote concerts. In addition to being heavily involved in the music scene, I devoted quite a bit of time working at MSU as a student fundraiser. I started as a telemarketer and was promoted several times to become the Promotions Manager. Nikki Hartel, aemm.mam@colum.edu
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