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Procrastinating Like a Pro

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I have been SO excited about starting my new blog…Really, I have! But, boy oh boy, you couldn’t tell that by visiting, could you? Seems I have elevated my procrastination skills to include even things I love…. Like this blog.
This got me thinking… Is procrastination itself something I love to do? What is special about “putting off” and why does it feel so good? Why am I so productive while I’m avoid being productive?
procrastinate2I don’t watch much t.v. so it’s not a satisfying activity when I’m looking to procrastinate. Instead, here are some of the satisfying activities I’ve relished in while working to stay away from my WordPress dashboard.
1. Clean out drawers. My kitchen drawers have never been so organized as they are right now while I’ve put off this blog.
2. Never mind the weather. Take a walk! I have taken some breath taking walks around the farm this past month.
3. Naps are delicious!
4. Planned a vacation to Europe. It’s beautiful there this time of year. Do you know how many pubs there are in Dublin? A LOT. I want to visit them all!

 

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5. Picked all the fruit off my orange and lemon trees and conducted extensive research on clever and delicious ways to use them. How about a Margarita Bar! And since we were hosting over 30 friends for Superbowl, we had to juice a lot of citrus. What a great excuse to use my very fun and efficient Kitchen Aid juicing attachment! (btw… this recipe for pulled pork will leave you weak in the knees!)

Juicy Meyers right in my backyard!
Juicy Meyers right in my backyard!

 

 

you need the kitchenaid juicer attachment!
you need the kitchenaid juicer attachment!

barrell of fun

save your old booze bottles for other occasions
save your old booze bottles for other occasions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok. So here’s my point about procrastination: it’s ok. The work WILL get done eventually. See? Here I am. writing. for you.

Now I just have to finish the other 5 articles I started while putting off this one.

Peace.

G

 

I Write. Therefore I’m…Stuck!

CONFUSED1I’ve been keeping a journal (which, at the moment, I can’t seem to locate) to jot down all my brilliant ideas that will keep you captivated, informed, entertained and buzzed…all at the same time.  Yes indeed. My blog will be the earth shattering, teeth chattering, bar stool tipping brilliance for which the female blogosphere has been bating their breath! A combination of Pioneer Woman meets The Bloggess meets the Hipstermom (she WAS my favorite. here’s why) meets EVERYTHING on Pinterest.

I’ve researched and read every article:

  • “How to Start Your own Blog in 10 minutes” (LIES! it has taken me 10+ hours…I’ll be writing about this for sure!)
  • “How to write a blog”
  • “How to NOT write a blog”
  • “How to grow your blog following in 500 easy steps”
  • “How to reach 5 bazillion viewers in 30 days” (step it up folks…it’s already been 5 days…tick tock!)
  • “How to make 10 bazillion bucks selling yourself out to ads and clicks and product spots” (I’m totally not above this btw…wink wink…I’m looking at you, Mr. Corporate ad man.)

Etc. Etc. My point is that I’m ready. Super duper ready to nail this blogging thing.

Now all I need are ideas. Good ones. Ready? GO!

Ready? GO! GO. go.

Ok. Maybe it isn’t as easy as they make it look. Maybe it isn’t about following the list of “how to’s”. I guess I’ll just write about:

  • What I know (and I know lots stuff about stuff…mostly food and booze and music and old books, bottles, keys, furniture…you get the point).
  • What I like (good food and booze…and cooking with booze!)
  • Where I go for fun and adventure (mostly places that serve good food and booze)

Are you seeing a theme emerge?

Don’t worry! I won’t write JUST about food and booze. I’ll think of something else. After all, I am a well-rounded, highly complex individual with varied interests and highly refined tastes. You’ll see. Stay tuned. Please come back.