Thursday, April 21, 2011

If It Can Wait....

As a teacher, I encourage students to not wait until the last minute to start their assignments because I know that the longer they wait, the more work they will be required to rush through leading to lower retention and lower test scores. Nothing good comes from procrastination, I remind them. As a parent, I remind Taylor to do the little things now so it doesn't lead to larger problems later - check your oil, use antifreeze, brush your teeth, clean up that spill... I do not always follow my own advice, however.

A few years ago, the doctor told me I needed a hysterectomy.  I did not want this surgery, so I put it off and put it off until there was no other possibility but to have it done.  By the time I finally gave up the futile fight to retain some out-moded idea of femininity, I was severely anemic and my body had paid the consequences in a number of ways. My teeth were greatly weakened during this time, and now I need dental work.. In true Tracy fashion, I have put it off as long as I could but it is not going to get better. I have to have dental work done tomorrow that requires me to be sedated.  I am not looking forward to this procedure. Please pray that the procedure goes well, that it goes smoothly, that I am able to speak clearly so I can narrate the Easter contata that we have practiced over and over and over... Procrastination never pays.

Whatever it is that you are putting off until tomorrow... DO IT NOW! You'll be glad you did.  A stitich in time really does save nine.  Ole Ben Franklin had it right all along... By ignoring things, you only make them worse.  Get busy, and I'll hopefully be able to blog tomorrow...


  1. wanders off mumbling "Procrastination never pays."
    Hope it all goes smoothly for you tomorrow xxxx

  2. Thanks Sarah! Good to see you on my blog!

  3. Prayers going you!