Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Slaying the Procrastinator in Me

Hello, my name is Laura, and I'm a procrastinator.

My normal preparation for attending a birthday party typically involves last minute gift wrapping followed by stopping at a store along the way to buy a card. If I do make a handmade card, it is thrown together in the fifteen minutes before the bus pulls out of the station. It isn't even enough to say that I put off today what can be done tomorrow. No, my motto has for sometime been: Why do tomorrow what I can put off indefinitely?

But tonight, I have made great strides toward killing that devilish beast in me that puts things off until the very final second. I made a birthday card for Amaya's friend Sophi, and her birthday isn't even until next week! It gets even better because I only used bits of paper left over from completed scrapbook projects to make it. Trash to treasure baby! But I didn't stop there. Nope. I made a second card for whosoever birthday comes next--again using only scraps destined for the landfill. I am not organized enough yet to know who that lucky soul may be, but I am feeling confident that he/she will appreciate my efforts immensely.

So, on that future party day when I'm frantically scrambling around looking for gift bags and bows, I won't have to bother fretting about the card because it will be sitting right there ready to go. Well,that is if I remember it's there. While I may have won the battle against sloth, getting a handle on my short term memory is an entirely different war.

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