Are you a procrastinator?
I am. Always have been.
I have an essay due next week, on Monday. At the time of writing , it is a Sunday and I have 7½ days left.
I was going to dedicate time to it this morning, from 11:00 – 16:00. But do you know what I hadn’t phoned my dad in a little while. So, at about 10:40, I checked in with him over the phone. Time quickly ran past 11:00.
That’s okay, I thought, I can start my essay at 12:00. In fact, I should put some clothes in the wash to get ahead of the new week.
I reached down to pick up the basket overladen with clothes, and without giving it a second thought I also reached out for the unopened Blue Skies fabric conditioner, waiting expectantly. I regretted that decision immediately as the weight and size of it all meant that I lost my balance. Before I could save it, the bottle left my loose grip, bounced and cracked on the floor. Blue skies splashed up against my glasses and I was down, cursing far more dramatically than necessary. I was left powerless to the wave of blue swelling across my bedroom floor reaching even the darkest depths behind my wardrobe.
The only saving grace here is that I don’t have carpets, and while pulling away the wardrobe to mop the floor, I thought I should write about this. Yes, let’s continue this procrastination period by writing about how much I procrastinate!
It’s now 12:03 and well, we all know that by the laws of procrastination, I will have to start my essay at 13:00 now.
Hopefully dear reader, by the time that this post is up, my essay will have figured out how to write itself, references will be arranged alphabetically in a long list and it will submit itself.
So tell me, are you a procrastinator?