GeorgeSmiley introduces himself
I've been wanting to do this since I came here.
I'm in my early 50s and have been self-employed as a freelance writer for half my career (worked in newspapers before that). I like what I do and do it pretty well, but I've always been a chronic procrastinator, last-minute guy. Despite that I got good grades in school and college, but always felt a nagging sense that I was undisciplined and under-achieving.
Just about every project I've ever done has been later than I wanted it to be, and the product of last minute frantic late-night work.
I'm writing this at the end of a very good week for staying on task. But I joined this site a week ago because I'd spent nearly two weeks doing hardly anything except playing FreeCell and 'net surfing and making a few calls on the most urgent projects. I tend to cycle back and forth between a fairly efficient mode and a completely mindless procrasinating one. I'm trying to find balance and get myself to stay on task more consistently.
I'm blessed with a wonderfully patient, understanding and loving Mrs. GS who is always encouraging in my efforts and who I DON'T want to turn into my "policeman" on this issue. Which is why I'm very thankful to have found this place.
I guess that sums things up. I might add more later.
Meanwhile, hello everyone and have a great weekend...