Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I suck at setting goals.....

I really do. If they handed out PhD's in procrastination, I wouldn't have one, because I would have put it off too long. That's just what I do. I jokingly say that I only work well under pressure. But really, that's a complete lie. Under pressure, I have panic attacks. The work gets done, but I end up a basket case afterwards, swearing I will NEVER do that again.

Until the next time. Which, by strange coincidence, is now. Right now in fact. I am at home today, in front of the computer, propped up on a pillow and a really hot heating pad. My back has been hurting mildly for a couple of weeks, but in the last 48 hours it has been really bad. I attribute this to some work related problems (bad chairs and awkward keyboard placement) and to the self induced stress of a project deadline.

See, I have this friend at work who is leaving to write full time (You can find his name at the top of my favorite books list) I have known he is leaving for almost a year. I knew I had to make this book, I make all the scrapbooks when people leave. And this one is special. You would think that would motivate me. Nope. It makes my procrastination turn into a superpower. I am pathetic.

So, the other day I was browsing through some blogs when I found this post  over at Growing Unique. Here is the link to the full post, which is titled "Wishing and Wanting".

In this post Rennata gives a review of her goals (long and short term) and where she stands in meeting each one. She also provides a place for you to link your own post and share your goals. It's a way of making yourself more accountable and keeping the motivation up. I really need this!

So, here I am. Writing my list of short term goals for this week, when I should in fact be 1 tab over working on my project. So, this week's list will be short.

  1. Finish scrapbook by Friday. This must be done in order to get it on time.
  2. Work on cross stitch. I have been working on this for a coworker for roughly 5 years. It was supposed to be a wedding present. She has 2 kids now. I am not kidding.
  3. Get back to my journaling. 
Okay, that's it. I will report back in a week or so on my progress. And maybe then we can think about some long term goals. Maybe.....

OH! I wanted to give you one more link! It is to the my weekly review of the TV show Castle on the Fanbolt website. I am having so much fun writing these weekly updates. I hope that next summer I might get the chance to write the Falling Skies review too. Hey, a girl can dream!

Castle 5.09 Episode recap and review: Secret Santa

I made this using a new app on my phone, Textgram. Instead of working on the scrapbook. I am hopeless


  1. I know what you mean ... I have set myself a deadline and now I'm blogging and barely breathing because I have so much to do but keep procrastinating. *sigh* Here's to us.. to keeping up with our goals. :)

    Here's a little something for you:

    But! Feel free to get to it (if you want to that is) only when you have time! After that scrapbook is finished and you can breathe more. :)

    1. Thank you Larissa! I really appreciate the Liebster! As soon as I finish my scrapbook, I will start on my acceptance post! LOL!

  2. Thank you for the lovely comment and passing the word on my challenge.
    Remember goals are there to guide us. If we make progress along the way, this is good,

    If we fall short, at least we know where we are going and can continue trying to get there.

    1. No, thank you. My post was a little self deprecating, but the truth is I really do need all the help I can get. I do appreciate your encouragement. :-)

  3. Oh, I am so with you! If I ran Procrastinators Anonymous, all the meetings would be postponed, lol! I've never been very good at setting goals, either, so maybe I'll pop over to Rennata's site and see if I can grab some motivation. Good luck on your projects, and I'll look forward to hearing about your progress.

    1. Thanks Elaine, I appreciate your comments! I am hoping this helps me stay motivated. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

  4. Hi, Tamara! I just had to laugh at your PhD and procrastination quip. I procrastinate a lot, too.Your post is an inspiration to me :)

    1. Aww,thanks Marie! And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I appreciate you!


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