My name is Bonnie and I am a Blogcrastinator

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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.


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