October 1, 2015

31 Days of Life Lessons

A friend of mine, who also happens to be a professional blogger, posted a link about a blog challenge that intrigued me. It's called Write 31 Days. The idea is to choose one topic to focus on and write a new blog post each day in October on that topic. I have been completely lax in my blogging this year and I thought this would be a great way to kick myself into gear and get back to writing. After much debate, I finally chose my topic and (just in the nick of time) I'm ready for my first post of the month. Now, without further ado, I present to you...

After 40 years of questionable luck and faithfully adhering to Murphy's Law, I feel like I've learned a thing or two. Some of the lessons I've learned were obvious lessons that all of us experience as we transition into adult hood, while other lessons were more unique to me and the odd situations I seem to find myself in. Either way, I hope that when our 31 days together are up, you find yourself a little bit wiser than you were before.

Life Lesson #1: Deadlines Are My Friend

I've discovered the hard way through the years that unless I have a specific deadline for something, it will never get finished. If I have something that I'm working on or even just the idea of something  I would like to do, I have to have a set-in-stone, someone-else-is-counting-on-me deadline or it gets set aside for things of higher priority. So the trick to getting things done around here?  Set a due date.

Now this doesn't mean that having a set deadline makes me work any smarter. (This is me, after all.) Knowing when something is due just tells me how many days I have to put it off until I hit the last minute. In fact, the last minute is my favorite minute because that's when I get the most done. This makes for a lot of sleepless nights and scrambling to get things done, but hey--they get done.


1 comment:

  1. I can SO relate! Am a procrastinator extraordinaire!!
    Totally loved the line in your bio that you are an extremely lazy person who never has a free moment:) Like your pep. Think if I could be a kid again I would like you for a mom!