Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, December 06, 2007

pushing the deadline. it runs in my blood.

my twenties have been a really strange season of self analysis. when i was younger, it never occurred to me to try to figure out why i did certain things. now i do it all the time. here's another conclusion: journalists always push the deadline. they sit around and sit around and sit around until there are just minutes left before something is due. they just cannot write unless it's under intense pressure. i fit this description. i am a journalist. i've discovered this tendency carries over to the rest of my life. my very best work (ahem, getting the house ready for the progressive dinner) happens with just seconds to spare. also it's usually extremely early in the morning or extremely late at night when the creativity starts flowing. no, this cannot be diagnosed with far less glamorous terms like "lazy," "procrastination" or "irresponsible." i work the way i work, people! accept it!

5 comments:

crys said...

does part of your day involve visiting me??

tomorrow would be fine, too.

one more thing to add to your list. =)

i do what i can to help.

ree said...

i think i'm a journalist.

really.

except for the journal part.

i'm an ist.

Nanna's Place said...

Don't worry about getting things ready for the dinner....you will have plenty of time as we will probably play a game while you and I are setting things out on the table. It doesn't have to be already out as it is the last house.....It is going to be so much fun and I'm so excited that we are coming to your house :0)

damionprb said...

amen and a half. i am a giant procrastinator. i need deadlines! that is why i havent written the three paper due for my grad class on dec. 14. ha

Pam said...

I can totally relate to this. My husband gets so frustrated with me becasue he is a planner and does thing ahead of schedule. I just can't understand doing something early. I also beleive that my best work is produced when I'm in a crunch.