Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday, Monday

Monday is a new day...a new don't have to wait for a new year, a new piece of paper, a clean slate...just wait for Monday. Why do we always push everything off? Heh...this is coming from the QUEEN of procrastination. BUT...BUT...I have a secret.

This queen is changing her platform. That's right!! I posted about my goal towards organization this year but today I finally put my PLAN into action. Anyone who struggles with procrastination knows how difficult it can be to actually DO it.

I was the student who waited until Sunday to start the science project that was due Monday morning. Yet, I am a functioning procrastinator. My waiting until Sunday got me 3rd place in the school science fair. One year I actually competed in the county wide fair...I don't remember if it was the same year or not, but I can guarantee you it was a project that took me about 3 hours to do...heh.

I was the student in college who pondered themes and rolled ideas around in her head for term papers, only to spend an all nighter the night before the paper was due. You can bet those papers got at LEAST a B. In some ways it's a gift. I don't waste time doing something and then deciding later I don't want to do it that way.

But, mostly, it's a hindrance. It keeps me from getting things done on a daily basis. I've been making lists, creating schedules, scouring organizational themed websites...all in the name of creating ideas of grandeur. But no more. OOOOHHHHH NO MORE!

Here's the before pics:

Here are the afters:

Not 100% better, but at least it's clean :) We're having some major space issues that will be resolved once I get around to doing a thorough clean out...

So...there you have it...nothing a little listy and some good friends to hold me accountable can't handle ;)


Think Pink Dana said...

You did AWESOME today my friend A-W-E-S-O-M-E!
I was so HAPPY to be your listy buddy! More listy tomorrow!

MichelleD said...

That's wonderful, Stephanie! I am a functional procrastinator, too. I have lots of plans, but very little action behind it. I'm proud of you for the work you did!
Twinkling for Jesus,

Windy said...

Nice Steph!!!!

I should have taken pictures of the decluttering I did yesterday. I'll go mess it back up.... just kidding.

Rhonda said...

You did a good job Stephanie!

I was the same kid when it came to science fair projects and research papers. I can remember a professor in college holding up my paper as one that had a lot of time and effort put into it. My friends all laughed because they knew about the 9 PM to 4 AM timeframe in which the paper was created.

Gem said...

Are you my long-lost twin? We were supposed to start school Jan 6, and I think we've done 2 lessons. Plus my house is trashed. I'm making excuses (the baby was up all night is a great one!) but I've got to get out of this funk. Think I'll read your post again.