After All, Tomorrow Is Another Day

I am a college graduate with a degree in “Procrastination.” I have never been able to study, pack for a trip, write lessons plans, grade papers, make out tests in a timely manner until I’m under duress. Although I know it is a habit which causes me anxiety attacks, I have persisted following this policy all of my life. I am an excellent typist which has rescued me many times when tests were not typed up and run off until the last minute. I am very good about getting where I’m supposed to be on time. I am blessed with a wonderful musical sight-reading ability enabling me to forego practices when I’m scheduled to play the organ or piano. Those traits have been assets to help circumvent disaster, but I am embarrassed that I have let procrastination dominate my opus operandi. Fortunately, I have learned that there is a remedy: make a list. There is something magic about making a list. It lifts me from the oncoming procrastination mode into do-it-now mode. One would think that I could therefore be writing about my victory over procrastination. Unfortunately, I don’t make lists very often. Why? Then I’d have to stop procrastinating. However, when I do make lists, I am the successful careful accomplisher of many things. Yesterday, I made a list: pick up a prescription at Walgreens, write the Scheibles, contact the dermatology office. I went by Walgreens to pick up my prescriptions, wrote the Scheibles whom I hadn’t heard from in ages, and connected with the doctor’s office regarding my next appointment. See…lists work.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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