Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

newcomer... hello everyone!

Hello everyone!

My name's Lucas... I'm new here... I've been a member of AA for over eight years now, but it's taken me this long to realise I have a problem with procrastination... Though I'm Irish by birth, I live in Madrid in Spain, and I'm really glad I found this forum, as meetings are a bit thin on the ground here (aside from AA)...

Anyway, here are a few of the things that procrastination has prevented me from doing:

* Learning to drive - I'm 36, but still haven't sorted out my driving licence... it's something I've been 'meaning to do' for as long as I can remember 

* Freelance writing - For literally years I've been meaning to make inroads into freelance writing, having worked extensively as a journalist and editor, but I'm yet to make any meaningful progress

* Voluntary work - there are a number of issues and causes that I really care about, but I've done nothing about them, despite having the best of intentions, again.... for years

* Education - there are several areas where I'd like to further my education, but I've done nothing about it

* I could go on and on, and make a really long list (to bore you all with!), but these are just a few of the 'biggies'... 

ANyway, I look forward t 'seeing' you and getting to know you in the forums.... I'm so glad this resource is here!



Driving license!

"Learning to drive - I'm 36, but still haven't sorted out my driving licence... it's something I've been 'meaning to do' for as long as I can remember "

This struck a chord. I passed my driving test when I was 18 -- after my parents insisted I learn and basically forced lessons upon me as a "birthday present". But then once I'd passed, I didn't get around to sending off the form to get a license. Then I couldn't find the form, and couldn't bring myself to search properly. (It turns out my dad was keeping it safe! All I'd needed to do was ask him...)

Eventually I had to learn all over again, because the pass became "invalid" after a couple of years. So at the age of 30 I passed my test for the second time.

But I've not become any less of an idiot when it comes to putting off that kind of simple tasks. So... Welcome and I hope this site can help you, and me!


 You are not alone any more. Keep coming back.

Welcome Lukester!

It does work!  Bit by bit, layer by layer, but it's amazing!

Action PRECEDES "figuring it all out!"



Welcome Luke

'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

Fáilte (w e l c o m e in Gaelic!)

No gratutious remarks about the "the force," Luke but you DO have an inner force and congrats to you on having it brought you so far. WELCOME! Good having you on phone check this past hour. Am new to check-ins and phone bridge myself. You are not alone. We can share more once things get rolling. Be well until then.