The Procrastination Trail

I have wanted to start a blog for quite some time (read: 12 years), but a lack of technical expertise, and a strong streak of perfectionism has rendered me prostrate with a sense of hopelessness.

Basically, I have been procrastinating for 43 years. I am EXCELLENT at procrastinating. I could do a thesis on it. Teach people how to do it. Win awards for it. (Oh, I wish there was a Procrastination Award!)

This is an example of my thought processes and procrastination trail on Wednesday, when I was putting off writing my first blog post:

  1. Decide to write first blog post.
  2. Hmmm. Ironing basket looks full. I’ll just ‘zero’ the ironing basket (i.e. do every single little item right down to an old handkerchief that has been sitting in the basket for 5 years) while listening to this old album by The Waifs that I just found. (Yay!)
  3. What was the name of that guy in The Waifs?
  4. Find album cover and look up name. OH, YES, Josh. That’s right. Josh. Hmm. he was cute. I wonder if he ever got married.
  5. Google ‘Josh Cunningham’ to see if he ever got married.
  6. Spend next hour looking at every article / You Tube video of The Waifs from the past 10 years.
  7. While Googling, discover new recipe.
  8. Check pantry for ingredients to make recipe.
  9. Missing three vital ingredients. Need to go to shop.
  10. Need shower before I go to shop, because hair is hideous, and might run into someone I know.
  11. Drive into town to buy ingredients.
  12. Remember that I need Halloween costume for my daughter.
  13. Get home several hours later with groceries, a Halloween costume and library books.
  14. Ummm…What was I meant to be doing?

So, I am pleased to say that now, on the last Friday afternoon in October 2015, I am finally throwing myself into the arms of the cyber world, putting myself on a platter (in a manner of speaking) and presenting to you my first ever blog post.

I dedicate my first post to Cassie, who popped the procrastination bubble and helped me get started. x

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13 thoughts on “The Procrastination Trail

  1. The best!! My husband says I laughed so hard because I procrastinate very well. Haha. I especially loved the waifs mention, my fav band & Josh is hot 😊 I can’t wait to read more of your posts Penne xx

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    1. Hi Alison, lovely to see you over here! Thank you for reading my first post, (about which I feel incredibly self-conscious and shy!). Have needed a little break from Instagram; too much going on but I hope to be back soon. Xxx

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  2. Penne you’re off and blogging! Took me a while to discover….. And I left a comment this morning which I obviously buggered-up because it’s not here *sigh*. Keep going don’t stop! Your procrastination post is pretty much every. day. of. my. Life! (just replace YouTube with Instagram *teeth gritted ‘ouch’ face*!) So happy for you; it’s going to be great! Love and hugs from me xoxoxo

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    1. Fossy!!! Hello! You found me! I’m off to a verrrry slow start because I am such a technical ning-nong, plus it’s a crazy time of year. I just figured I had to start, then I will fine-tune it in the New Year. Thanks for popping by, lovely. Xxxx

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