I am a world-class procrastinator.
Always have been, probably always will be for some things.
Christmas probably brings it out in me the worst.
I decided last year, probably around Easter, that I was going to make Christmas presents for the adults in my life. You see, in the last few years, I have barely been able to give gifts to the kids in my life, so I feel like the adults got shorted. I love giving gifts, it makes me feel good to know that someone I love is getting something from me that I hope they will enjoy.
And I made a plan for these gifts. I would buy my supplies throughout the year, so I could minimize the upfront cost. I did that.
Then, the plan was to start creating the gifts in October, so I had ample time to work on them and get them done. Didn’t do that.
I started working on them two weeks ago. Since I only have time to work on them on the weekends, and they have to fit in my regular chores, I hate to say it, but I am three days away from Christmas and not even close to being finished.
I know I will get them done, because I have to, but I am disappointed in myself for leaving it to the last minute. The best-laid plans…
But, I know this about myself. I used to write papers the night before they were due in school. I am often shopping for gifts or cards at the last minute, and you don’t know how much I have to apologize to people when things are late. It is one of the main reasons I have to carve out my Sunday mornings for this blog. I have tried to write it early, and it just doesn’t happen. Last minute is how I roll!
So today, I will spend the day creating things for other people. And I am not going to criticize myself for it. Because I am not working to change this aspect of my life. It is actually a piece of me that I am ok with, even though I will still try to plan better. This is one story I may not attempt to change.
I do hope that next week I will be giving you a year in review post because so much has happened this year, and I need to sit and remember it all. I can’t even try to remember the whole decade, so many things have changed. But I can do a year.
So, happy holidays to those that are celebrating this week. May it be a good week with happy memories.