The Procrastinator’s Best Defense
March 24, 2010 § 8 Comments
Is a list.
I LOVE lists. Grocery lists, To Do lists, Wish lists…they all rock my world.
Because frankly, writing about something is way more fun than doing it. That’s the writer in me. I’d much rather muck around with words than to have to actually do the shopping, the chores and the saving up for.
And because I’m primarily a poet/lyricist type writer, I much prefer to write lists than say essays, short stories or even come close to finishing the novel I started almost 10 years ago.
For me, lists are congruous. They harmonize the discord between my erratic thoughts and my impending actions. They create a bridge between what I have to do and what I hope to do. Of course, they don’t always cover the gap and often I end up falling into a stream of icky undoneness.
Nevertheless, I couldn’t exist without the hopeful magic that is the list. When I’m writing a list I feel anything is possible and I feel a sense of accomplishment. Albeit, it’s minute compared to just going ahead and doing what I’m writing the list for.
Baby steps I tell you.
One day I hope to not be such a vehement procrastinator. But as long as I am, I’m sure glad I’m a master of the list.