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Saturday, March 28, 2009

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

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Hi. My name is Amy. And I am a serial procrastinator.

I can't help myself. It's not that I want to procrastinate. It's just that...well, I don't know what. It's just that I can't seem to get myself moving. I get distracted by other, more interesting things, like Facebook and Food Network.

Right now, I should be packing my suitcase and packing up the car for our Spring Break trip. The kids and I are leaving in the morning for a 4-state, 1160-mile trip to visit family in southern Indiana; Atlanta, Georgia; Maryville, Tennessee and Dayton, Ohio. I'm already exhausted and the trip hasn't even started.

I should also be doing dishes and putting away laundry. Yet, here I am. Blogging, flipping channels, fighting sleep.

My procrastinatic (I think I just made up a new word!) tendencies are well documented. I got one of my only two detentions in high school because I slipped a fake notice into the overhead announcement lineup. The detention was worth it to hear the principal read over the loudspeaker:

"The meeting of the Procrastinators Club has been postponed."

It's still funny, all these years later.

Are you a procrastinator? Or do jump right in and get things done? If you are the latter -- what time can you be over?


Joanie said...

I truly believe we are sisters. I am nearly late for work every day because I'm here, reading the blogs that posted while I was sleeping. And here it is, nearly 1am and I'm catching up on what I missed over the weekend while I was at John's. (although I don't have to be a towrk unti 11am, so 1am isn't really late for me.

varangianguard said...

As someone who also got into trouble over the morning announcements, lady you da bomb! lol

Jessica McCoy said...

I'm a horrible at this! I will put something off to the last minute knowing that I will be rushing around like crazy. But still I do it every time!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I tried to respond to this the other day from my cell phone, but the darn thing wouldn't work... My 16 yr old has a shirt that says "Procrastinators unite tomorrow!" I thought you'd like that!

Amy said...

@Joanie -- No internet at John's? That man is livin' in the dark ages!

@varangianguard -- Would love to hear your morning announcement story. And thanks -- I don't think anyone has ever referred to me as "da bomb" before!

@Jessica -- we must like the thrill of the last minute.

@Sharon -- LOL! I need a button that says the same thing.