The Art of Procrastination
I have a dual personality, it seems. On the one hand, I am never idle. I can accomplish many things in a small amount of time. On the other hand, I can put off certain things indefinitely. Unfortunately, for me - procrastination is a dramatically downward spiral. When I finally decide to do whatever it is I have put off forever, I then wonder if it's even worth doing - because I know it will take longer to get it done than if I had just started it when I was supposed to. Surely I am old enough to know this lesson - yet I keep repeating the cycle.
Like blogging. It's been forever since I have posted. I read my blog lists every day (and sometimes more than once a day). I ENJOY when people put a new post on their blogs. Every day I think - "I really need to put a new post on my blog". I write blog posts in my head. I sit at a computer most of the day. Why can't I just get this done? I don't have my camera with me. I forgot to take a photo of something. I'm just too tired once there's a bit of quiet time. Whatever the excuse, I seem to find it. Then I start comparing myself to other bloggers - "Well, SHE hasn't posted a new post since November 20 - so I'm not THAT bad about posting." The procrastination continues. Why? This blog is a voluntary thing. There are no grades or monetary ramifications. However, I feel a certain amount of responsibility to my small readership base. And I apologize profusely for my procrastination. Is all this way too deep for a Thursday morning? Can I blame it on the margaritas from last night?
So, let's play catch-up. Since we last met, I have begun sewing on a block-of-the-month sample for the shop. I have appliqued (5) 12" blocks and pieced (4) 12" blocks and (4) 6" blocks. I have made 29 fabric postcards for my Christmas cards - all have been adressed and mailed except 2. I have become the homework monitor since I found out that Audrey is slightly behind the 8-ball and the semester is rapidly coming to a close. I have endured and recovered from a computer crash at work. I have written and published a 6-page newsletter. I have done a marginal amount of Christmas shopping, but nothing's wrapped. I sometimes feel like George Jetson - 'Jane! Get me off this crazy thing!". I am SO ready for January and the end of the silly season.
But I have no pictures for today. My camera's downstairs and some other photos are on my computer at work. But stick with me. This post is a first step. I think I can conquer my procrastination.