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Hey all, so I decided to bite the bullet and stop procrastinating about introducing myself here ;)
I am in my final year of university, work as a research assistant for one of my profs, am in the process of applying to grad school. I stumbled on this site in a moment of despair. My perfectionism and procrastination has become so extreme that I can barely function--brushing my teeth has become an insurmountable task. I had to email my prof today and tell her that I'd fallen behind on my research contract by 45 hours. And I've helplessly watched myself get incompletes in all of my classes this term, quite possibly jepordizing my chances of being accepted into graduate programs. I have long since given up on excercise, eating well, seeing my friends, or dating--perfectionist driven procrastination takes up all of my time. I am really tired of getting in my own way.
I've always been secretly jealous of my friends who are in AA because it seems like such a great support system (and I do feel as though I have an addiction) so I'm really glad to have discovered PA and am looking forward to exchanging with folks who are dealing with similar struggles!
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Thanks for the words of
Thanks for the words of welcome!
Ditto to everything you said & that was said (brushing teeth). So glad you are here with us, and wishing you success & miracles, one day, one hour & one minute at a time!!
♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥
Welcome!! I can relate and have found PA a miracle. The hardest step is the first one but keep coming back.
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I've been EXACTLY where you're at right now when I was in graduate school, even down to the insurmountability of brushing teeth.
Welcome to the community here and I hope that you find information and support to allow you to take baby steps toward progress.
It's not easy, but progress can be made. The daily check ins and the chat box can be a big aid.
Never have an ordinary day! - Pepperidge Farm (lol)
whoops, I meant to put that
whoops, I meant to put that at the end. still figuring out how to use the interface ;)