A Week In The Life Of A Procrastinator

A Week In The Life Of A Procrastinator

Do not wait until later to read this!
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I procrastinate. On everything. At this point, I can even say that I procrastinate on things that I really want to do, which is when you know you have a problem. If you are like me, I hope you can find this list relatable. God only knows that I wrote it at the last possible second...

1. You actually write everything down that you have to do and feel extremely productive.

I am good at this part. I love to keep a calendar and write down my exciting daily responsibilities. But what I do know when writing these things down is that I probably won't actually do them until wayyyy later.

2. You reach the end of a long day, look at your to-do list, and realize that you only did one (or zero) of the things on it.

This is when I start to panic, but then remind myself that it is OK. I still have PLENTY of time to do all of the things I haven't done.

3. The next day arrives, and you write the same things that you had to do the day before in your calendar.

I write everything down, once again, and maybe even highlight it this time. I tell myself that I am DEFINITELY going to get everything done that day.

4. You ask everyone you know to hangout and make as many plans as possible for the day so that you can avoid doing the things you have to do.

At this point, I am great at telling myself that I have nothing to do. I can have as much fun as I want because I have no responsibilities. I am a free woman, and have nothing holding me back!

5. You look at my calendar at the end of the day and feel guilty about not accomplishing anything.

I really wish that I could have the past 24 hours back so that I can actually do everything I needed to do. I start to feel bad and wonder what would've happened if I would've been productive.

6. The next day comes around, and you are ready to conquer the world (do everything you haven't yet done.)

This is the time when my time starts to run out. I tell myself that I HAVE to do things that day, or else everything will go downhill from there.

7. You get too tired to be productive and end up using your free time to take a nap instead.

Of course I don't do this every day, but it is definitely a good way to avoid your responsibilities for a little while longer.

8. You wake up from your slumber and realize that you absolutely HAVE to do everything at that very moment.

I actually see the light now and my obligations start to catch up with me. I decide to complete my tasks finally, and set myself free.

9. You finally do it! You do everything you have to do, and it honestly wasn't even that hard at all. You feel so good.

Nothing I even had to do was that hard. At all. I wonder why I ever put it off for that long. I know at that moment that I will never procrastinate again.

10. The beginning of a new week comes around and you start the whole cycle over again.

Let's face it, I will always be a procrastinator. No matter what I do, I will always wait until the last moment to do the things I have to do. But that's OK. As long as I do it eventually...right?

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1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

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It's hard to get it back once you lose it.

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In college, time to focus on passions seems limited. The homework, essays, group projects, and exams are never-ending.

In high school, I took my free time for granted. I was dancing four hours four nights a week, but I wasn't constantly stressed. I had time to focus on my passion, which is dance.

In college, I am a part of an amazing dance club. But I don't get to compete, take technique classes, or be with the team I was with since I was 8 years old. Now, I receive videos of my team from home's amazing performances, and it aches a bit. I am so proud and happy for their growth but jealous that they have more years than I do. It is nearly impossible to find technique classes at college to take with no car, little free time, and barely any money. I miss my team, I miss my dance teachers and choreographers, and I miss competitions, but most of all, I miss the person I was when I had the opportunity to pursue my passion several hours a week.

My passion will always be there, and I do get to pursue dance on a smaller scale with some amazing dancers in college, but I am coping with the fact that I will never do another competition with my team again, I will never be able to dance with them again, and I will never be able to learn from my dance teachers again. It's a hard loss, one that I think about every day.

To anyone who still has the opportunities to pursue their passions to the fullest extent, you are lucky. Not everyone gets the chance to keep up with their sport, passion, or activity that they dedicated all of their time to in high school. Don't take a single second of it for granted, and remember why you are doing what you are doing. Take time to reflect on why you love it so much, how it makes you feel, and how you can express yourself during it. Whatever this passion or activity is, make every second count.

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