So I have this thing I have to do. Yes, Have To. I made a commitment. It’s not a bad thing. In fact it’s a thing that helps me in the long run, but it takes work. Actual, no two ways about it, work. So naturally, I’m putting it off.
You see, I don’t want to do the work. Why? I’m not sure. It’s not that I can’t. I’m able to do it. It’s just that I don’t want to.
Will I? Of course. Like I said, I made a commitment. I don’t take my commitments lightly. It will get done. And it will get done on time. But right now, I’d rather do something else. Anything else. Like, oh, I don’t know… blog maybe?
My plan was to get up this morning, drop my son off at work, and then GET. IT. DONE.
I got up, took him to work, and decided I needed breakfast. Well, don’t we all? Most important meal of the day, and all that jazz. So, I had breakfast. And while I ate, I checked my email. That makes sense, right? Multi-tasking to save time?
Well, my email reminded me that I had to provide some feedback to Amazon, so I took care of that (because without my feedback they might fold). Then I realized that I needed to send a welcome email to my summer writing group (or their parents, to be exact).
It took me a while to trudge through the task of setting up a group. Don’t laugh at me, but I find Google and their email and docs and such kind of awkward. I know, I’m the one who’s awkward, but I’m okay with that. Finally I got it sorted out, the email written, and sent.
Okay, so NOW I’m ready to do that thing. But shouldn’t I at least get a load of laundry started? Or unload the dishwasher? Nah, I have to do the thing. But wait! What a brilliant blog post idea. Me, procrastinating, again! My readers will LOVE it!
Insert eye roll here.
Okay, so maybe not the most brilliant topic, but, to quote lots of people, “It is what it is.” What does that even mean?
So now, at long last, I’m going to wrap up the blog post, and get started on my task. Oh wait, it’s time for lunch. Okay, right after lunch I’m starting! Really.