The Repercussions of Procrastination
March 4, 2017 4:42pm CST
My family participates in a homeschool co-op that includes about 120 students. It's essentially a small school. This year, I was the crazy person to WANT to do the yearbook for our group. I'm quite the photog. And I enjoy putting together photo books for my family. So I figured it would be fun. My plan was to dedicate some serious time to it during Christmas vacation after the holidays. Lo and behold, I got sick from a gallbladder attack which made me feel pretty crummy for about 9-10 days. I had just started to feel normal again when I got a concussion. The concussion made me feel pretty inhuman for about 10 days. Of course, on top of getting behind on the yearbook plans, it was also time to start working on my taxes. So I had to postpone the yearbook while I worked on those. Now here it is: March. I need to get the yearbook DONE. We have to order it in early April to have by the end of the school year. I am using the website that the former yearbook person used. So I figured it would be a piece of cake. Nope. The formatting is a PAIN IN THE YOU KNOW WHAT... Nowhere near as simple as when I create photo books for my family. Sigh. I'm regretting my procrastinating in the fall. I should have started working on this much sooner. (p.s. can you tell I'm distracted?)
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Been there, done that...sometimes I think procrastination is my middle name. I can come up with a dozen excuses and at least ten things I just have to do first. It's a good thing I can work well under pressure....just don't get in my way....I turn into a very grumpy bear.
I'm sorry to hear about your gallbladder attack and concussion. I hope you are better now. Procrastination for me happens ONLY when I get serious health issues (I still try to do everything during flu and colds). When I'm in terrible physical pain, and no painkiller or natural remedies work, then everything gets put on hold, and in a family, when the mother (the core of the family) is down, then the whole home is in crisis. How is it to be in a homeschool co-op? I couldn't find one where I am currently, and I tried looking up online local groups too to no avail.