I admit it — I’ve been procrastinating since my last blog post. Call it laziness, call it lack of motivation or even the ‘I don’t give a fuck’s’, whatever — shit happens! I’m not perfect — except in those few moments when my mind wanders off and I see myself in a different light…err…yeah, whatever!
Today should have been my first day back to school after the loooong, ungodly xmas break, but as luck would have it, a snow storm (something that’s very rare here!) happened to land here and the entire city is practically shut down. Mind you, the extra day being cooped up in the house doesn’t help with my depression. Cabin fever has set in and I am beginning to watch survivalist movies such as “Cold Mountain” and “Alive” in which my brain is beginning to trick me into thinking that if my neighbor dies that I may have to eat him in order to survive! Needless to say, I still have the ever-present creative imagination in full force.
Anyway, here’s a few pics of the new snow. Enjoy!
This is my first blog post of 2011. I would have probably let it slide at least another day had I not stopped to consider how much I love to procrastinate. While procrastination is definitely a battle I deal with daily, I’ve been doing pretty good of late with setting short goals and sticking with them.
I would have never thought two weeks ago that I would have started a Twitter novel and written consistently for 10 whole days! I actually believe the story’s even taking shape. I’m actually finding this type of writing to be less stressful for me and probably a big part of why I’m not procrastinating so much. I’ve also started friending others on Twitter who write Twitter novels, 140 character short stories and poetry and am hoping to submit something in the near future. How exciting and an excellent way for me to start off the new year!
One more week before classes begin again. I’m excited about it — I hate having a break at Christmas for so long. The time is maddening, really. I plan on making sure that I keep myself busy during the next long break. I’ll find something creative to do, and perhaps volunteer for a local animal rescue or shelter.
Speaking of writing, I should write another one of those erotic shorts — what do you think? Something steamy is good for the soul lol. Perhaps I’ll let loose this time and be as scandalous as I am in my brain. God forbid anybody get in there lol.
Ok, enough babbling. I’ve jumped the hurdle of the first post of 2011, so now things can begin to flow again!
I suffer from procrastination in every aspect of my life. It affects everything I do and most of the time leads me to toss projects to the curb before I’ve really gotten started on them. My mind is filled with creative ideas. My mind is never quiet. I have an idea, get all excited about it, start it and then days later I find myself wondering what to do with it next. The thrill is gone and I’m left with this icky emptiness — that is, until the next creative spurt comes along.
Blogging is difficult for me. I have a lot to say yet there are times that I can’t make myself write. Funny thing is, I enjoy writing. I’ve been writing poetry and short stories most of my life. But when all is said and done, I am not sure how to get over the monstrous obstacle of procrastination.
I find Tumblr addicting. I can reblog the fuck out of anything that I connect with. It’s brilliant! I have a “blog”, it has content, and it has the appearance of my actually putting time, energy and thought into it. I know, though, that the majority of my Tumblr content comes from other sources. It doesn’t bother me in the least. I think one of the huge selling points of Tumblr is that you can share content. Even WordPress offers this feature. I have used it a few times and like it. It has a more mature, grow-up feel to it than Tumblr does. The problem is finding content I want to reblog.
I am in the midst of finals week. I have a few more classes left before the end of the semester and I am trying to think of what I can do to pass the time until next semester starts without getting depressed. When everyone was busy keeping track of their word count for the novel-writing experiment in November, I had too many things going on with school to participate, so I’ve decided to take that month I have off from school to force myself to write that November novel. Yes, it sounds like a perfect plan at the moment, but my track record says it’ll never happen haha!
I am going to make an effort to post my thoughts here every day. Even if they’re nothing more than ramblings about the day, I need to get in the habit of writing more and consistently. Wish me luck!