I am here. I am finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn’t make it any easier to finish, but it sure as fuck is keeping me motivated.
On November 14th I get to participate in my graduation ceremony! And after winter break I can start my final 5 week course! I am 30 years old and I could not picture this moment for years! I just kept trucking along blindly, doing what I had to do to pay my bills and have a little fun, like most of us do. I am writing this post not only to share my excitement, but to tell you lovely, beautiful, intelligent readers that it is not to late! GO. DO. Whatever it is that you’ve been wanting to go and do. It doesn’t have to be a college degree we are talking about. It could be a yoga class, meeting with that Spanish tutor, going on that cross country road trip, or botching an at-home sushi making session.
I don’t know what people like to do? I know what I like to do though, and I am okay with admitting that I can be lazy and scared when it comes to doing something different – regardless of how much I want it, or how in reach it might be.
OK, I am dating myself here, but I graduated high school in 2003 and its been 12 years of signing up and signing out of school since then. I tried different schools, different programs, and even had a handful of “reasons” why I was on a break and when I would be back. Fuck that. If you want something, do not quit.
What made me finally do it? a list. Yea. A list. I made a list of the classes I needed to finish in order to earn my degree. I wrote down what I needed from start to finish, and it felt so effing good to cross each class off one at a time. It sounds parochial, but try it. Before I knew it I had all but 2 classes crossed off!
Whatever your goal may be, take a piece of paper and start jotting down tasks that need to be done. I promise that once you see that (maybe long) list of to-dos, you will surely see a few things you can do NOW to start making progress. So do it. Let me know. I will help you with this list making. Why not get some free insight from a fellow procrastinator who can manage the “Get shit done” mantra at the school of procrastination and avoidance. Let’s make a plan!!!
I also want to take a quick minute to say that this does not only apply to dreams and goals. Perhaps you’re in a sticky situation and have been avoiding your responsibilities because of it. I get it. I have been there too. I promise. The same concept applies. No one likes to figure out their finances or make uncomfortable phone calls, but I guarantee you that there are answers to what you need out there. So maybe your lists could include gathering the phone numbers you need, or writing out a budget. Just as an example.