Life sometimes throws you curve balls, but lately I feel like I’m a batter in a baseball game from hell. Work and volunteer commitments, not to mention lousy February and Smarch weather, have made me feel exhausted, lethargic and crummy all over.
Let’s face it — we all go through ruts. Well, this one is happily coming to an end. Spring is here, and that means trees are beginning to bloom and my (creative) juices are flowing. But I do admit to feeling a sense of shame and embarrassment when I realized that my last blog post was in January. Wow, has time gone by that quickly?
I’ve always been a procrastinator. My time in high school and university was marked by late nights, fueled by coffee and music, working on essays and assignments that were due the next day. I always did well, but I sometimes wonder if I would’ve done amazingly well if I had given myself enough time.
I put things off for a number of reasons: fear of not being able to do what I’m supposed to do (which is highly irrational, I know, since I’ve proven to myself time and time again that I can do anything I set my mind to); laziness; distractions (TV is both my lover and my enemy); and the creative burst I get when the clock is ticking and deadlines are looming. I can’t explain it, but I sometimes do my best work when I’m under the gun.
Other times, I wait for the inspiration to strike. Like now — it’s 11:30 on a Sunday morning, and I’m writing this post while my breakfast cools.
But this has to change. I keep this blog for a reason — to expound on life, love and the pursuit of happiness (which is a big change from what it was normally intended to be — a way to showcase my mad PR skills while I was in school). It’s not going to write itself. I could blame Twitter for taking up most of my time, but that wouldn’t be completely true. I’m just a blogcrastinator.
So, I’m already working on my next post — something food-related — so please don’t give up on me. Better late than never, right?
In the meantime, check out this wonderful blog post, “5 Warning Signs You Might Be a Blogcrastinator”. If you’re going through the same thing as I am, it will hopefully inspire you as well.