I Heart Procrastinating

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I think procrastination gets a bad rap. Who’s the genius that decided it needs to go in the lazy-loser category? Obviously someone with executive function skills that can see farther ahead than 24 hours. If you don’t have those particular skills, you have to come up with your own way to get sh*t done, and that’s where procrastination comes in. It’s not JUST the lazy-loser way to do things. As a matter of fact, there’s an art to procrastination…a fine balance, if you will. You have to time it just right…wait long enough to give your brain that time-pressure it needs to be able to focus on the task at hand, but not so long that you don’t meet your deadline. Though some consider it a fault, I consider it a must-have in my superhero tool belt, as long as it’s used correctly. When it’s not, bad things can happen.

My neighborhood is filled with glorious old oak trees, which is great for me, because I’m a tree-hugger. At least I was. Unfortunately, I’ve come away from the tree-hugs with poison ivy more times than I care to remember, so I’m starting to become more of a tree-waver instead. Hiiiii treeeeee. *wave* Hiiiiiiii. Though I love them all, there’s one tree I’ve always been particularly drawn to because of a knot on the trunk, in the shape of a perfect heart. The inside of the knot is smooth and lighter in color, just begging to have an “I HEART SO-AND-SO” carved into the flesh. Since I put trees into the