Procrastination


“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing the rest of your life.” – Robin Sharma.

I bet you I’m one of the best procrastinators out there.  The pressure?  I love it.  For some odd (& annoying) reason, I need it to get things done.  Either way, I find myself extremely productive while doing what I do best.  Procrastinating.

Handing out socks!

I came across this quote a while ago on one of the blogs that makes its way into my inbox.  I didn’t think much about it at the time, until the day before my nursing exam.  My ‘study day’.  My ‘I can’t sit still this long’ day.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I’m learning, it’s just that the ‘can’t sit still’ syndrome takes over.  My mind starts to wander and I find everything and anything more important to do than what I should be doing.  Interestingly, what I found myself doing was exactly this – writing.  Searching for ways to inspire.  Looking through pictures.  Planning trips.  Emailing friends to help me get things rolling on a few projects.  That’s when I looked back at this quote.  It made me stop and think.  Just a bit.

I love nursing.  But do I think I’ll be a full time, shift-working nurse at the same hospital until I’m 65?  Hells no.  I know that I will use it as a foundation to lead me around the world and beyond for the rest of my career.  But, is it my be-all-end all?  Nahh.  There’s too much to do.  Too many opportunities.  Too many fun and exciting things to grasp.  Too many inspiring experiences.  And too many ways to share.  Too much.  Too short.  So choose what you love, and go from there.

That’s the beauty of it.  We have a choice.  For the most part, we get to CHOOSE what we do.   We get to create.  We get to take this life, this SHORT life, and fill it with as much passion and desire as we possibly can.  So pay attention.  What feeds your passion?  What makes your heart skip?  What is more important to you, than that really important thing that needs to get done?  Pay attention.  THIS is where inspiration begins and creativity soars.  For me, this is writing.  For you? …. The possibilities are endless.

Smile with your heart.

PS. If you are able to donate any socks (used or new), we will be handing them out to the homeless in the next few weeks.  Here’s a short video we made back in nursing school which will show you the happiness brought to so many people with just a single pair of socks.  You can message me if you are able to help in any way.  See, what did I tell you – procrastination at its best!

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2 comments

  1. Wow i love that quote. How true is that. I never really thought of that before! Amazing! I was so excited to see another post from you in my inbox this am:) Yah JT 2 days in a row. I miss your writing and love your writing so much! It’s beautiful and inspiring. You have a true talent:) It makes me happy that you know that this is where your passion lies as well. It can be so hard to find your passion in life at times as you need to be so open to it and many aren’t which is sad. Be open. Be young. Be adventurous. Be curious. And it’s amazing how your view on the world changes:)

  2. So many people ask me what I want to do in terms of a career because I’m all over the place. I like to do different things, but I also procrastinate a lot. I mostly use that time to make my next move and then from there I take on new challenges. So to “them” I say, ” I don’t just want to do one thing. Why can’t I do everything?” Usually there isn’t a response. I say when you get in the groove and are inspired by whatever, go with it, and enjoy it. Healthy Journey!

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