- Someone who takes fucking ages to do even a basic task because it has to be ‘perfect’
Thanks, Urban Dictionary.
To say that I don’t know how to finish tasks might be the understatement of the year.
Fun fact: I never applied to college!
So… yeah. That happened.
I spent pretty much every night of the fall & winter of my senior year writing college application essays. Like a lot of them. Every night, I would wait until my parents went to bed (I may have told them that I already applied…) and then sneak downstairs to lay in front of the fireplace and write essays.
We had one of those gas fireplaces that you can switch on. I remember feeling like the fireplace filled the room with some kind of warm glow of magical fairy writing inspirational superpowers!
Armed with my favorite blue gel pen and a stack of college ruled paper (and my superpowers), I had all of the perfect ingredients to cook up the perfect essay! This would surely get me into Brown…
Spoiler alert: it didn’t
Actually finishing one of my essays would have helped. And, ya know, sending it?
Oh! And then my parents found out that I never actually sent aplications to any of the schools that they flew me around the country to see. Funnnnnnn times, let me tell ya…
Just like I said. I seriously don’t know how to finish tasks.
15 years later
I’ve come a long way from that ‘wonderful’ adventure that was High School.
I did actually end up going to college. Two colleges, actually! And I moved across the country (twice). I got married (then divorced). I bought a house (then sold it). I pay taxes. I quit smoking. I floss (sometimes). I landed myself a fancy career. I even fold my socks so they’re no longer potato-like lumps that roll about in my drawer.
Dude, I #adult like nobody’s friggin business!
Except for one thing…
I’m still a completely broken human being when it comes to actually finishing things.
And it totally sucks.
- It can be both a blessing and a curse
But then I had a thought.
“So what if I’m no good at finishing things?”
I still kick ass at #adulting in other ways. You can’t win ‘em all, right?
Plus, isn’t everything kind of a work in progress?
I love to keep a tidy house. But I tweak it a little bit every day.
I love making tomato sauce. But I tweak it little bit every time.
I suck at writing. But I try a little bit harder with every post.
✍ I am a work in progress. ✍