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Atonement for Procrastination

I bought this website a very LOOOOOONG time ago.  I have diligently written blog posts since then.   Today is the first time “the ink hits the paper.”

It’s funny for me to think that I have had numerous “Aha” moments that  I thought would be the inspiration to fire up the desktop and actually type those brilliantly written pieces into the section called DRAFT.   The word BLOG has been on my To Do list daily, it seems, forever.  Obviously that didn’t seem to make a difference.

So what has finally encouraged me to start?  Two things; Guilt and pride.  (Not what you’re thinking at all!)

Guilt.   Guilt, of the Jewish variety runs deep in my genes.   It’s supposed to right?  I am not a very religious person.  In fact, while we consider ourselves Traditionally Jewish, we don’t celebrate religiously at all.  While some may gasp with horror, this type of belief system works for my family.   Tonight begins Yom Kippur.  The holiday of Atonement.  The holiest of all Jewish holidays.  We are supposed to atone for our sins the previous 365 days and hope we’re written in the good book.   Since I try to keep pretty much on the straight and narrow, I don’t have a whole lot of atoning to do.  Except procrastination.   I have decided that this is my greatest weakness and it’s time to stop.  It’s time to celebrate every moment and stop putting things off.  Especially when they are already written blog posts that sit in a notebook just waiting for 10 minutes of my time to type.

Pride.  We all have our pride.  But this pride is that of a mom.  I am sitting here next to my new-to-college son watching him study his behind off.  Study like he has never done before.  Given a lifetime of learning disabilities, it seems pretty obvious why.  But here he is diligently moving from one assignment to the next.  Each more difficult than the previous.  No complaints. No procrastination.  Just dedicated effort.   Heck, writing is easy to me.  I have a college degree in Journalism.  So if he can do it, so can I.

From this day forward, Fridays will be our joint working session.  While he plugs away at school work, I promise that I will type another blog post and check it off my list.

And I will do it guilt free!