Cherie, The Queen of Procrastination No More

I have a bit of a problem with putting things off, and telling myself that I will do it later.  Later always seems to become 10 minutes before said project is due.  My ulcers flare, I feel sick, my heart starts to race, my head hurts.

Then, I pull it all together like the rock star I am and turn it in as the deadline hits.  The adrenaline takes over, and all the discomfort goes away.,…until the next deadline is looming.

I have been doing this for as long as I can remember.

I am also really good at finding other things to do, when I really should be writing.  Like, mopping the floor, cleaning out my closet, or baking fresh  bagels.

Or, finding reasons why I am unable to write, but can go for hour long walks with Jack, bake cookies, or do yoga.

My latest reason for not writing has been that I do not have a desk.  Sitting at the kitchen table does not work well for me, I always end up with marmalade or peanut butter on me.  Sitting on the couch with the laptop is not comfortable, makes my back hurt.  Sitting on my bed to write makes me sleepy.  Blah, blah, blah.

My dear husband as been listening to me come up with excuse after excuse as to why I am not writing more for the past year.

He showed up this morning with a new desk for me.  He carried it up 4 flights of stairs, for me.

It seems I am out of excuses, and it feels amazing to be supported by such a wonderful man.


What things have your loved ones done to support you in your life’s pursuits?


23 thoughts on “Cherie, The Queen of Procrastination No More

  1. Ha, the ‘sod it, let’s stop the excuses’ approach to love huh? My better half sent me on a writer’s course, after I said I was going to write a book. Ha! Careful what you wish for darling… it was the best ever!

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  2. I bought a lovely little desk and ended up doing all my blogging at the dining room table – I like being able to look out the window and to be part of the comings and goings in the house. I hope your new desk inspires you to bigger and better endeavours.
    Thanks for linking up to MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

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  3. I swear, I’ve never had a cleaner house than when I need to get some writing done! It never fails. I only notice the dirt when I’m supposed to be writing.

    What a nice husband you’ve got there! Mine is such a sweetheart, I don’t even know if I can narrow it down on the nice things he does for me. He is the literal opposite of any other man I’ve ever been with! I broke the loser curse! 🤣

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  4. This made me chuckle! Unfortunately, after my hubby surprises me with a yoga mat when I said (for the third time) I was interested in trying yoga, it took me an additional 4 yeas to actually take a class. Please don’t follow that example with your writing! Visiting from #MLSTL

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  5. What a lovely husband you have 🙂 And your desk is so spacious! I’m actually a bit jealous – my desk is a lot smaller than yours and covered with ‘necessary’ things (folders, water bottles, perfume, a mirror etc.). Might be a good time to do something about removing some of them and having more space to work. But, I’m also good at procrastination so I can’t see that happening for a while 🙂 Thanks for the read! Enjoy the rest of your week. 🙂 MLSTL

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  6. How very sweet! But I know what you mean…friends of mine grouped to get me a printer years ago to get me a printer. I had quit a job and a town in the hope of following my dream. Twelve months later I had my teaching degree, a new job- but no book.
    Dreams are funny things.
    I hope your desk is lucky for you wherever it leads you!

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  7. Well, darn. There goes that excuse LOL I LOVED reading this. At first I thought you were talking about me with all that procrastination. Are you sure we’re not long lost sisters? Great post. Sharing for MLSTL.

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  8. I have never been so hungry, thirsty, in need of a stretch or the ladies room as when I first sit down to write! (Not sure how my husband can cure that.) My husband has supported me in a number of crazy endeavors, including getting up at gawd awful hours to get me to the start line of a race and then fighting the crowds and the parking at the end of the race to cheer me across the finish line, even though I’m comfortably in the middle of the pack with no chance of winning said race. #MLSTL

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