Getting out of bed was the first step

Man, I did not want to get out of bed this morning. Since today is the last day of the long weekend, it’s also the only day I’ve got left to finish all the work I’m meant to get done by tomorrow. Which probably wasn’t the best plan in hindsight, but there you are.

It’s funny and ironic how that works, isn’t it? Shouldn’t just knowing you’ve got a lot to do be enough to encourage you to do it? Sadly, of course, it’s not that simple, and the opposite is often true. Knowing that you’ve got a lot to get through can not only make it tough to know where to begin, but it can sap you of the will to take that first step.

Not that I’ve been doing nothing but this weekend but dodging work and wasting time. I mean, it’s not like it was a mistake to visit my family yesterday. It’s not like I regret having a drink with my wife, and then going out to see a show. These are things I chose to do instead of catching up on work, and on a long weekend, I feel pretty good about that.

Today, though, I’m ready to buckle down. I’m awake, the coffee’s made, I’m sitting by an open window on a nice day, and my parents have my kid until this afternoon. Now, what to do…

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