Hi everybody. My name is Mike. I've been a compulsive procrastinator since about the 4th grade. I'm 24 and have a great life. Beautiful wife and daughter, good job, house, 2 dogs, the works. My wife is, unfortunately, the brace that holds everything together. My procrastination has been a big issue in our relationship for a long time. When she's here, it's not as bad, but still pretty awful. When she goes home on vacation and I have to stay here for work, things go down the drain. I'm not going to cover my entire life story of my avoiding nature, but I want to share what's currently going on.
My wife has been out of town for a little over 2 weeks now and I have managed to mow the back yard, do half of the dishes in the sink, and 1 load of laundry. I finally mustered up the strength to go grocery shopping yesterday (i've been meaning to go for a week now) and finally get the oil changed in my car, which was 14000 miles over due. Yes, I said 14000 not 1400. My computer desk looks like a train wreck, as does much of the rest of the house.
I know I have a problem. I've realized this for quite some time now. I'm a video game junkie, I have 7 web-comics I'm dedicated to, and about 5 shows that I "have" to watch. These are all just other addictions stemming from this one I think. Fillers. Even after finding PA at work last night and really doing some serious contemplation, I still came home, let the dogs out, and hopped on the computer for my media fix. I hope I can work with this awesome group and better myself and stop putting everything off til the last minute. I tried to use the excuse of being a good "Crisis manager", but it's just that I've been procrastinating so long, getting things done in a pinch is like second nature.
Well, enough of the novel. Off to bed.