The fact that this Finish the Sentence Friday is appearing on Saturday should be a clue to my worst habit. Yes folks, I am a procrastinator. I am always putting off paperwork to the last possible minute, and although like a lot of bloggers I have a list of upcoming events that I wish to blog about, does that mean I actually have drafts written, just waiting for me to hit the publish button on the day in question? Perish the thought.
Recently, I have written about my wedding anniversary nearly 2 weeks after it happened, followed by not getting the post about my son's birthday up several days after that event as well. Its true a family vacation and limited Internet for several weeks complicated things. But I have known these events were coming. Blogger has a scheduling option. Do I take advantage of it?
I am just as bad the rest of the time. Every month at work we are given a copy of a trade magazine, with a quiz that must be completed for continuing education credit. Many of my co workers have theirs done that afternoon, Not master procrastinator Meg. I am forever turning mine in the morning of the deadline (or later).
Part of my procrastination is often a desire to make something perfect (or at least better) before I do it. That certainly explains the delays on the blog posts. (That and the competition for computer time around the house.) But imperfect but on time is often better and I need to deal with that.
On several occasions my procrastination has caused hurt feelings among friends, and a resolve on my part to do better, at least with the important stuff.
And I am, after all, posting this on Saturday. The old Meg would have gotten to it on Tuesday.
This post is part of Finish the Sentence Friday. To read about other bloggers bad habits, click here.