Procrastination, I’m dumping your sorry ass.

If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.” ~Author Unknown

Procrastination, I really should let you go, except that there’s this one little thing between us – we’ve managed to develop a very comfortable, albeit dysfunctional, relationship over the years.  You whisper in my ear “there’s still plenty of time, no need to rush”, and “you know you always slide in under the wire and get it done”.  And it’s true.  I DO get it done.

I have a confession to make – I get a little thrill when I’ve backed myself into the corner that is a pressured, compressed deadline and then have to scramble to show that I’m good for my word.  That’s messed up, isn’t it?

Procrastination, you’re like my charming husband smiling up at me from the sofa imploring me to join him for just a little while and then we will do that work together.  Except then he falls into a sound sleep just before the work is to start.  But there must be something about this cozy relationship of ours that’s working for me, or else I wouldn’t let you hang around like I do.

But I’m turning over a new leaf.  Procrastination, your time has come.  I am dumping you starting now.  Okay, now.  I mean now.  Maybe tomorrow morning, first thing.

About Chris DeVinney

Me in a nutshell: mom, writer, former lobbyist, wife, volunteer, lover of music and art, massive fan of traveling, and something of a smart ass. A typical INTJ, I quietly observe anyone and anything that comes into my orbit, squirreling away material for future essays. These days I spend my time writing about whatever interests me (both professionally and personally) and trying to strike the balance between taking care of kids/family/house/pets and me. Occasionally I nail it, hang on to it briefly, and then scramble back toward the center when the tipping starts again. I know, it’s a common story.
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2 Responses to Procrastination, I’m dumping your sorry ass.

  1. Monocurious says:

    I feel you there too and all that adrenaline rushing in your cells after cutting it close. I guess your lack of sleep begs procrastination. 🙂 and the same goes for us all. Thanks for the afternoon delight.

  2. Jeannified says:

    Oh, I mess with that all of the time! I am constantly battling with starting a project AND finishing it, rather than dragging it out. Ugh!

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