life reflections

Procrastination

I’ve been absent for a time and I really have no excuses. I could say that life intervened and kept me busy. You know work (not a problem for all you retired baby boomers) unless you want me to mention busy work. Definition: busywork: The stuff that you do to keep from doing what you should be doing, really want to be doing, truly ought to be doing.

What really has afflicted me is pro-cras-ti-na-tion. I have read that it is a form of mental illness that requires cognitive behavioral therapy. A rather silly idea, considering one who suffers from it would not get around to getting therapy because they could, conceivably, pretend to read all their emails until the urge to call a therapist disappears.

I do have a rather large amount on my plate. However, ask anyone who has feasted at a buffet and they will tell you that one is able to consume gargantuan heaps of food, simply by picking up a forkful or spoonful at a time. So, choosing to sit at the table, smell the delectable aromas of what is possible and not pick up a fork and plate is rather ludicrous. The same applies to life and all the possibilities available.

You are alive and mobile and well able to reach out and enjoy a reasonable portion of all this life has to offer. In fact, those simply lovely want to do lists that include taking a short trip to the beach, writing a book, starting a small in-home business, visiting the nursing home, reading to children at the library, befriending and mentoring a single mom, or even writing a blog are quite possible and doable.

Boomer wisdom wants you to think about the process of crossing a bridge. You can’t expect to reach the adventure on the other side by only driving onto the structure and sitting there in your car. Incremental movement is what will get you to your targeted location. Stopping on the bridge to inspect the screws(of Facebook), wires(of cellphones), markings(of useless activities) only delays your achieving what is really important to you.

Procrastination stops all progress. Don’t wait a minute doing anything that keeps you from arriving at your intended destination. Life is short. Do what matters. Appreciate this moment. It is the only moment you can be sure of…………

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Happy boomer gal ( read smart, feisty, quirky, adventuresome, funny, sassy woman of a certain generation) willing to share my journey and advice with anyone who would not repeat my mistakes. Happy to fully disclose the joys and pitfalls of love at any age, the desire to age well, and the joys inherent in every day. Utilizing poetry, photography, and whatever creative entity that would bring a smile to a hurting heart. Writer, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, humanitarian, exhorter, educator, activist, student, Christ-follower, adventure seeker, pharmacist. Hoping to give all and use all I am for the good of others. Come along. The journey may be difficult, but, it will always be an interesting adventure!

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