Monday, April 28, 2014

Abstract Thoughts: Stressing Out So We Can Relax

Writings of the Muse
Busy, busy, busy. Run, run, run. Sorry, can't talk right now. Too much to do!

Oh, wait. Actually, I don't have anything to do. Sorry, that hasn't really sunk in yet. Sometimes when you sprint so hard, you sort of still feel like you're going even after you've stopped.

Renee is one of those people who can't relax on vacation if she's left a bunch of stuff undone at home. Some people like that might see a vacation coming up at the end of the month and take a few weeks to get ahead. You know, gradually work things up so that by the time the last day before vacation rolls around, they're all caught up and ready for some relaxation.

Renee is not one of those people.

No, no, Renee sees a vacation coming up at the end of the month and chooses to procrastinate by spending most of her free time one week marathoning some show about vampires.

(Okay, I admit, I didn't mind that part. Ian Somerhalder isn't exactly tough to watch.)

And then the next week, when she realizes how much she has to do and how now she has even less time to do it, she treats herself to a complete crisis of confidence and ends up one step shy of total mental collapse. So instead of spending her dwindling pre-vacation weeks getting ahead, she winds up doing all she can just to stay afloat.

That way the last week before vacation can be panic-filled, stress-overloaded chaos as she makes one last ditch effort to catch up and work ahead and get anything and everything she can possibly think of wrapped up.

I think she keeps to this pattern because she somehow manages to pull off the miracle every time. The word count got caught up. The blog posts were scheduled. Heck, Renee even did all the laundry and cleaned the house before she left.

Not that anyone here really cares about that. But it got done, darn it, so I'm counting it.

Which is all good but sort of annoying. Part of me sort of wishes she's fail miserably at the whole procrastinate-and-then-rush approach, so she could learn her lesson and take the easier road next time. At the same time, it's not like I really want us to be behind of word count, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much about how we got through it.

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