Procrastination, Be Gone!

Today’s Daily Post prompt is to craft a missive to a personality trait that you dislike, telling it to basically shape up or ship out. In the interest of being true to this goal, this post will be short(ish).

Dear Procrastination,

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that you chose to come for a short stay with me. It’s truly been lovely having you around. We’ve had some wonderful times together during your visit. Just in the last 24 hours alone, we watched three Redbox films back to back, played game after game of Wordy on the cell phone in a sad attempt to beat the previous high score, and even jointly decided it really made so much more sense to get two more hours of sleep rather than waste it on the treadmill. I feel like I’ve known you all my life – you’re my soulmate, and I can’t imagine how I’d ever avoid doing all of the things I need to do if it were not for your beloved presence.

But Procrastination, lately I’ve been feeling some strain in our relationship. You’ve caused me some headaches, and weight gain, and worst of all, an ever-present stress that permeates every facet of my day-to-day existence. I would love nothing more than to keep avoiding the tasks that stretch out before me, replacing those boring secretarial duties with more exciting endeavors like scrubbing the bathtub tiles or organizing my sock drawer. However, that just is not to be. I must get back to checking off my to-do list and making up for the time we’ve lost together.

Procrastination, I will love you forever. You’ve been an important part of my life, and I think that there’s still room for you. Maybe we can go on vacation together in a year or two, and lie around the beach drinking Mai Tais and avoiding tasks that involve too much brain power. We’ll have the best time ever, you and I. But for now, you must go and stay with someone else – just until I get my life back in order.

auf Wiedersehen, dear friend.

Your devoted servant,

Anna

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