How Stuff Gets Done Around These Parts

I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.

But I have to do it. Have. To. Do. It. But—

I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.

OKAY FINE I’LL DO IT. I SHOULD JUST DO IT. (I’LL DO IT.)

After I take this nap.
After I take this nap.
After I take this nap.
After I take this nap.
After I take this nap.
After I take this nap.
After I take this nap.
After I take this nap.

(Naps.)
(Wakes up.)

OKAY. OKAY. THAT NAP WAS A MISTAKE. (But it’s over so I should move on, cannot change what is done. Now is the beginning of the rest of your life, etc.) BUT: This is literally the last possible moment I can start this task and finish it by when it’s due. I MUST DO IT. MUST. MUUUUSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. (MUST.)

(Does task. Finishes task in, like, 20 minutes.)

THAT WAS IT!?! I am never putting anything off ever again. EVER AGAIN.

NEXT TIME:

(Remembers nothing.)

I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.
I don’t want to do it.

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Megano! (#124)

Baaaaasically

Blackbird (#2,196)

This is my relationship to homework and housecleaning in a nutshell. :(

This is going to sound impossibly annoying, but take courage: the habit does start to falter as you get older. What you write here was basically my internal monologue for most of my twenties (my teenage internal monologue was a mix Tori Amos lyrics and IT’S NOT LIKE I ASKED TO BE BORN. I was a pill). But being aware of how I was tripping myself up like this was the first step to getting my stuff together a little more efficiently.

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