Twelve months ago this week, I dared to annoy and bore my friends and family by starting a blog and then making them read it. It all began because I had always wanted to write and, quite frankly, I was not about to be outdone by my then-seven-year-old nephew who had started his own blog, Kids’ Movie Guide. This is now my 44th post on this site, not counting the two travelogues I wrote for my photo blog Thursday Has A View which I created in March 2011.
It has been a long time since I read my earlier posts but when I look back at the titles of the earliest writings, there is no doubt they were all about how I could put a funny and positive spin on my work life which was pretty much making me miserable. A friend of mine said she liked that my posts were always so positive. The reality was that by writing, I was forcing myself to focus on the positives rather than the negative things that were motivating me to vent in public.
It should come as no surprise to you, dear readers, given the title of this post, that I had been wanting to blog about this for some time (and even less surprising is the fact I started writing this a week ago and left it unfinished at 200 words). So why, you might ask, am I finally writing this now? Well, the answer is quite simple really…I’m procrastinating from doing something else! Actually I am avoiding a whole raft of things right now: ironing, laundry, cleaning the bathroom, getting my fridge fixed, completing the sequel to my White Collar fanfic, exercising, just to name a few. I’m scaring myself just thinking about how long this list could actually be – if I could be bothered to get out the pen and paper to write them all down!
I have been a procrastinator for about as long as I can remember. Usually I’m putting off doing something important like filing my tax return, or back in my school days, it would mean writing an essay or other homework. Times like these, my stove top would end up being so clean you could eat right off it because I would do just about anything to avoid the task at hand.