Today is resolution day. I read my beloved Belgian Waffling’s blog entry this morning about her lassitude when it comes to life organization. It didn’t just strike a chord, it hit a resounding bloody row of timpani. And, reading her comments, I found it oddly reassuring that it isn’t just me that has a problem with facing up to the dull quotidian tasks.

Procrastination, sticking of head in the teapot dormouse style, is my besetting sin. I am incapable of facing up to the things I have to do, be it sorting my finances, paying bills, pitching stories, posting my eBay purchases, depositing cheques, filing my taxes, doing laundry and the other hundred and one things on my lists. Half the time it’s not that I am actively ignoring what I have to do, these tasks just seem to get wiped from my brain.

It drives my little sister crazy that I can promise to do something one day and, by the next, it will just slip off into the ether to be forgotten about for a few weeks, maybe months.

Often I ignore the big tasks I have to face because I have so many small ones to do first that I can’t decide which to tackle first – and then I end up doing none of them. And I get irrationally scared of facing up to things, of dealing with official people too.

Anyway, today I’ve decided this has to change. I have two cheques to deposit, my stuff to move from the East Village place still, ten eBay packages to mail, three magazines to invoice and a slew of birthday and get well soon cards to send. Let’s see if I can accomplish this today. Then maybe I can get around to pitching the dozen or so stories I have waiting to go.

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I suffer from the same problem, even though I get a great sense of accomplishment when I can cross a series of mundane tasks off my list.
Good luck!


That’s a big pile of stuff!

“One task at a time” might be a palatable approach, I suppose.


I’m so glad to hear that there are other seemingly fab girls out there, that suffer from this as well. I’m so thrilled actually. This inspires me to get off my bum and do more things today!!


I had this exact same conversation last night!
Sometimes it feels like my life is a runaway train coming into the station with no breaks and I don’t know how to stop it.
I am paralysed with all the crap big and small.
Sometimes being a grown up blows. I don’t want to remember to pay the phone bill, tv license, try to remember where the ‘safe place’ is that I put all the ‘important papers’
As for lists. Helpful yes, except for the fact, that 9 times out of 10, I leave the house without them, making me feel even more like a dozy mare.

A stupid Queen Marie


Yep – it’s a bugger! The ticks will be good when completed.


You already know where I stand on this issue and truth is, I don’t think I’ll even get those taxes done this weekend. It’s Mardi Gras and I’d much rather play and put it off even longer. Hoping that you are more successful than I am.

Would like to say though, that my WV is “poutlike” and that is just fantastically appropriate to the topic.

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