Hi, my nickname is wolfie and I'm an addict. I procrastinate chronically.
I found this website last night while procrastinating on TWO big projects for school that are over a week late. To be honest I looked it up as a joke because a friend had told me that I NEEDED to be here (after wasting 12hrs alternatively agonizing about how I had no time to possibly finish even one of the projects and watching any and all YouTube videos). I was in shock that there were enough people in the world affected by this degree of disabling procrastination that they'd gotten organized to get help.
I joined this website after leaving the tag open for about 20hrs. I work AND play at my computer and it is automatically online at home or school... but it I just didn't register...I'd do it later. I could feel something physically holding me back, like a weight from above my kidneys to the base of my spine that held me back even if I wasn't trying to "stand up". It just immobilized me!
My education has been marked by so many comments from teachers of "you have great potential and would do great things if you would just apply yourself a little". After 7 years of wasting my life at the same retail job I realized that I should try to make money from my favourite procastination: website design. So FINALLY 10 years after graduating high school I felt like I could successfully claw my way to the end of a post-secondary degree. I am now two weeks away from graduation and I have not earned it. Because of this perception of "great potential" (again) teachers extended deadlines... REDUNKULOUSLY. Yes, that's worse than ridiculously.
I am not a fully-operational human being. I cannot operate in the real world if my "success" depends entirely on other people making allowances for my flaws.
Medically, as well as socially, I am broken. I have been diagnosed with depression. I am on medication for it. I have been diagnosed with ADD. Medication has not done me any good, but self-medicating with Coca-Cola has to some extent. I am an emotional overeater. I am a despondent perfectionist.
I think there is hope because I can and have kept houseplants alive for several years. My two-year-old guinea pig is often dirty but otherwise cared for, socialized, and healthy. I have a good credit record although I do not use auto-payments. My debt load is only $3000 and that's 80% medical bills that had to happen at inopportune times. I have a good relationship with my family. I have a few great friends and many nice friends. Because of this I know that I can successfully do things that are important to me.
Now the trick to improve my life is learning HOW I manage to get those things done, so I can get all the other important things done.
I'm not even worried about re-polishing my nails before the old polish grows out. :D