Procrastination

Your 100th blog post brings with it alot of pressure: to be interesting or funny, fascinating or compelling blah blah or blahblahblah.  Or is that just me?  And as a result of this pressure that I feel to ‘just do it’ oh, and ‘it better be good!’ I have lain awake at night and thought.  And wondered.  And not slept.

I have gone about my daily chores with half a mind on what topic I should….and I have left conversations halfway through and sentences unf…

Yeah, procrastination, thy name is Alyson.

Funny then, that my personal procrastination should have the psychology of a three year old.  Because, you see, in order to procrastinate on writing this, my 100th blog post, I have actually completed other things that I have been working very hard to procrastinate on up until now.

In other words, I have used my procrastination drive as a tool to complete the other things I have been procrasinating about.  And I’m actually kind of pleased with myself, because the other thing I was procrastinating about was a short story that I started in March.  And because of this post, it is finished and on its way out of the nest.  Woohoo. 

And now, we return you to your regular programming.

4 Comments

  1. Congratulations on your 100th post!

    I do housework when I should be doing homework, and vice versa.

    What’s your short story called?

  2. I handled my 100th post by not mentioning that it was my 100th post. Pressure off! 😉

  3. Wow, your thoughts on procrastination have tied my cardigan brain into a pretzel. I think I’ll wait until later to understand procrastination. I think that is in keeping with the spirit of things here!

  4. Thankyou, Lavenderbay! How lucky I am to have people like yourself be here to read it.
    I must admit, my house was never cleaner than when I had Uni assignments…I really should think about starting back there again..
    Unfortunately because of another weird foible, which I really should post about, I can’t tell you the short story title at this point – but I will when judging is over!

    Yes, James, I could have done that and I should have done that – but I would know, and what better way to handle the pressure than to make it public and embarrass it a little? 🙂

    That is exactly how it works in my house too – I tell you there is definitely the spirit of Cardigan in me!

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