Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Procrastination


I'm suffering with terrible procrastination today. Procrastination brought about by my migraine, and the fact that I'm struggling with "putting it all together" aka practicums. My first one was just awful. That is to be expected. It is a new skill and this is the first time I'm using it. But: I. hate. to. fail. At anything. But especially at things I'm good at, or ought to be.
I should be working on my classes. I have an unexpected evening free of both baseball and soccer, all cancelled due to rain. I should be cranking through the pages of work, migraine and all. But I failed at the first attempt to do a practicum. The page before the first practicum reminded me that this is a new skill and no one expects the first attempt to be successful. The purpose of hundreds of practice reports is to build proficiency. "Hah," I thought. "I'm always good at this sort of thing."
But then the unthinkable happened. An epic fail. Now I'm procrastinating. I'm watching the kitties play with the kiddies. I'm writing this blog post. I'm glancing longingly at the book sitting at my elbow. I'm thinking about the movies hubby has been after me to watch. And, I'm not working.
Well, time to bite the bullet. Time to get back on the horse. Time to...well, you get the idea...time to stop procrastinating and get back to work. Lord knows, the only thing I can do is improve.

6 comments:

Crystal said...

I hope you were able to get your work done. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. Your comment was wonderful. I so enjoy new friends.

Moderate Means said...

I love that comic :)

I'm a procrastinator. Sometimes, I just don't want to get started on a project...

Mary Bennett said...

I think it is a riot that you use "epic fail." I do too. But to the beest of my knowledge, neither one of us are, or have ever been gamers, and that is where Epic Fail came from. My daughter thinks it was Portal. I don't know, but I do know that The Cake Is A Lie.
Now I've helped you procrastiante even more! LOL!!

Lily said...

Is that where the saying comes from? I had no idea, lol! I picked it up from my daughter who dates a gamer...there you go! Gamer reference.

Deborah said...

Procrastinator...that describes me alright! It is one part of my personality that I do not necessarily like. I always wait until the last minute to finish a project even if I know 3 months ahead of time, then I am stressed out trying to get it all done. I always say ,next time I am going to start early' then next time comes and I am trying once again to get it all done in a short amount of time. Oh my. :(
I like your blog. You sound like a very busy, accomplished woman. :)

Lily said...

Thank you, Debbie, for your kind words. I'm glad you stopped by!