My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Take Two — and Call Back Tomorrow

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ~ Napoleon Hill

Hello, World! My name is Brenda, and I’m a procrastinator.

I actually started posting on this blog in January of this year. It is now mid-September.

Don’t bother searching for the Archives, because you won’t find them. I removed all the earlier writings. After six months, few of them seemed relevant. I wrote the most recent post in mid-March. I had to decide how to move forward. My perfectionism (which, no doubt, is the cause of my procrastination) got in the way again.

I finally opted for “blogging bankruptcy” and wiped the slate clean. It was a difficult decision. Was it the right one? We may never know, but at least I’m inching ahead again.

A lot has happened during the past six months. I expect a lot more stuff to happen during the next six months. Hang in here with me, and I’ll try to post about fitness, food, and being fifty-something at least 3 times a week.

Moral of the story: Life. Goes. On.

(By the way, if you’re wondering about the cute dog in the photo, she’s my granddog. You will probably be seeing more pictures of her in the future. She doesn’t live here anymore, but I have countless photos of her. She gave me permission to use them as much as possible.)

Are YOU a procrastinator or a “do it now!” person? If you’re a procrastinator, is your tendency to procrastinate caused by perfectionism or something else?

About Brenda

Morning person. Introvert. Longtime runner. Erratic sleeper. Fitness junkie. Lifelong learner. Coffee addict. Volunteer. Health/Wellness advocate. Coach. Blogger.

2 Replies

  1. Hello Brenda,
    I’ve so enjoyed your posts, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s glad you’re back to blogging!

    One post asked the question if we’ve noticed a decline in fitness with age. I’ve always been physically active, just not running (something I’ve done seriously for about 2 years now). From what I’ve read, that may put me at an advantage because I still have room for improvement despite being 54 years old. That said, I know I’m too hard on myself. Rather than be happy/proud about finish times or miles in a week, I revert to the woulda/shoulda/coulda mentality. The body is aging, but not the mind (at least not as quickly!), so it’s tough to bear in mind I can’t make comparisons to others on the road since most are quite a bit younger. So while I’m older, I’m still a work in progress in the wiser department.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda! Several of my friends began running after 50, and they have done extremely well. I believe improvement continues for up to 10 years of continuous running…. so your best years are still ahead! I’m all-too-familiar with the shoulda/woulda/coulda mindset, but then I look around at many other women (and men) my age and my regrets seem inconsequential. So many are on the couch… and others couldn’t walk around the block if they tried. The important part — for both of us — is to just keep moving. 🙂

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