If you read yesterday’s post, you know I spent Friday cleaning and organizing my closet. I was going to work on my dresser on Saturday, but when I sat down hereto write a blog post this morning I was appalled–again–at the clutter on my computer desk.
So I started working through it.
(This is not mine, but you get the idea)
There was a small pile right in front of the monitor. That’s usually where the “urgent, take care of this NOW” stuff lands. Trouble is, other urgent stuff gets put on top, and then we go away for a couple of weeks, and then I get caught up in going back to work and cleaning my closet, and—
Well, long story short, the most important thing at the very bottom of the pile was my driver’s license renewal application form.
Oy. My birthday is July 4. I’d better get this done. So I went online and got it under way. Now I wait for the photo ID card, buzz down to Dublin to get that taken care of. I should be able to finish in plenty of time, but it could be a squeaker.
Why do I let this happen? I’ve been trying so hard to deal with everything as it comes in, but even so, here I am at the last three weeks before my license expires. The notice came three MONTHS ago! Maybe because it wasn’t urgent then, I allowed the pile to accumulate. Sure is urgent now, though.
I have always struggled with procrastination. Biggest thing I’m putting off right now is getting serious about my book–you know, the one I’ve been talking about most of my life? In my own defense, I DO have a good start on it. It’s just that other things–work, laundry, cleaning, playing Angry Birds–get in the way. WHY????
Simple. If I don’t finish, I won’t get any rejection slips.
Well. Time to stop making excuses. As soon as I finish cleaning up my desk, dresser drawers, basement fabric stash, bookshelves. . . . .
Yeah. Maybe I should see a therapist.