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.

Saturday 30 April 2011

Saturday 30 April 2011

Welcome to hope!

Transfer app anxiety

Ok. . .so I've seen people just kind of come on here and vent before, that's what I'm doing now.

I NEVER thought I'd be filling out a college application again. And the thought makes me sick to my stomach. Why? Because I NEED to go to this school. I need somewhere close to home but I also need somewhere prestigious enough to get into a good grad school.

And I have these essays. I write well. I do. I got into one of the top ten colleges in the country. But it scares me. I don't want to sounds cliche, and alot is riding on making a good essay. So it's even more stressful.

Now, granted, I do have an awesome story to tell about being a single mom and going to school and being awesome. But I'm scared to write it.

Somehow I think typing this up on here will help. I'm going to let everything ferment a little bit, but I will have something started tonite.


It is already good- a powerful story is all you need, and you have that- you only need to write it down. Once I taught kids who had trouble writing, so we pretended I was Oprah and I interviewed them, then have them write down the interview, like a transcript.It really helped and my reward was one boy who never ever wrote before did it.

I  think you just wrote a very condensed version here:

"Now, granted, I do have an awesome story to tell about being a single mom and going to school and being awesome. But I'm scared to write it.  " Was that your first sentence? You have my interest aleady.!! I wish I could read it. I love reading non-fiction powerful stories.

As far as whatever else is riding on this essay is up to your HP, who wants to help, so whatever happens is good.It's all good. You do your job and let your HP do his.

Claire To Do

Am feeling very grateful for you all and this site.  And am feeling hopeful for what lies ahead.  To do for today:

check off old done to-do


morning meditation

set up paper stuff


pay bills


go to y meeting or cancel?

evening meditation

some form of excercise


katia 4.30

But hope has been a member for awhile! lol!

So last night was not as productive as I had hoped. By the time we got home from dinner(which was wonderful), I crashed. But I got all my #'d tasks done which are actually the most important ones.

Things to do today
Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10?
-Brainstorm topics for transfer essays
-Work on transfer essays
-Go to store
-Math hw assigned friday
-Email math prof
-Order/print enrollment verification
-Read Bio article #1


Thanks for the thread movingalong!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)

-Verify all W ordered 

-Fix C issue

-fix v dr

-get pns

After Work 5PM-Sleep:


-update c w/ options 

-finish adding c photos

-check jo's

-do final cleaning/organizing of garage 

-check for gas leak in crawl space 

-pay ns account 

-office [DONE]

-return amazon [DONE[

-return br stuff 

-check/pay bills 

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and refelction
Clean tidy
Bath and wash hair
Out to shop
Check emails and mail
Look at friends website and note comments
Look up information for discussing with friend

Try and fix the lights in the kichen
Some preparation for meal tonight
Meet with friend, discuss things, walk, have supper

Regards Rexoth

Rexroth Check Out

Lights fixed in kitchen
Meal eaten and enjoyed and a lot of clearing up done
Met with friend and walked and talked

Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

and a final thought - this morning the opening picture (thank you) looked gloomy to me and tonight I can see the sunlight and the power of the ocean.

Night Folks


Online Meeting Today


Online Meeting Today

We have an online meeting today at 7:30 GMT or 3:30 p.m. New York Time!

Come and join us!

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank movingalong for starting this trend.

Thing I have done today

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Post and send out the DA reading

2. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

3. Test blood sugar

4. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

5. Eat brunch

6. Scan computer

7. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

8. Get my clothes ready

9. Count my money

10. Do numbers

11. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

12. Finish typing my portfolio

13. Get my medicine ready for the next two weeks

14. Take shower

15. Get dressed

16. Call an NA member for a ride to the meeting

17. Call my NA sponsor

18. Go to the 5 p.m. face to face NA meeting

19. Make bed

20. Wash dishes

21. Post Al-Anon literature for the week

22. Go to the 8 p.m. face to face NA meeting

23. Go to the 10 p.m. online EA meeting

24. Call the library and see if it is open tomorrow

25. E-mail my instructor

26. E-mail my supervisor and co-worker

27. Get my three ring binder and other material

28. Get my sleep apnea stuff ready

Thanks for letting me share

Vic 4/30/11

Show up (done) Thanks for sarter Moving- tells me I am not hopeless because coming here shows I am not helpless, gratitude and acceptance are two other things that work for me.

From the Language of Letting Go by M. Beattie:

Gratitude and acceptance are two magic tricks available to us in recovery. No matter who we are, where we are, or what we have, gratitude and acceptance work.

If we become stuck, miserable, feeling trapped and hopeless, try gratitude and acceptance. If we have tried unsuccessfully to alter our present circumstances and have begun to feel like we're beating our head against a brick wall, try gratitude and acceptance.

If we feel like all is dark and the night will never end, try gratitude and acceptance.

If we feel scared and uncertain, try gratitude and acceptance.

If we've tried everything else and nothing seems to work, try gratitude and acceptance.

If we've been fighting something, try gratitude and acceptance.

When all else fails, go back to the basics.

Gratitude and acceptance work.

Today, God, help me let go of my resistance. Help me know the pain of a circumstance will stop hurting so much if I accept it. I will practice the basics of gratitude and acceptance in my life, and for all my present circumstances.

fudoshin : day 103

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 



This is the 103rd day that I have followed through with the following:

  • 90 days away from dating sites and facebook
  • 90 days of not stalking people's profiles of people I've tried to date in the past
  • 90 days of not stalking people online that I've tried to date in
    the past. (I am now back on day 66  for this).
  • No Internet chat, aside from employment or twelve-step.  This
    includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat networks, whom I've
    tried to date in the past. (I'm on day 31 of this.)
  • 56 days of exercise (I'm on day 2 of this).



Hypatia's check-in

Lovely picture!

Continuing from yesterday

  • ironing
  • washing clothes #1 #2
  • sign and return solicitor's form
  • update house purchase list
  • pastry
  • wash hair
  • bath
  • OU assignment - sections 2, 3 and 4
  • java programming #1 #2 #3 #4
  • visit bird reserve
  • find DLA certificate
  • buy S's football season ticket
  • lace making
  • sort change of address list
  • items off urgent pile
  • vacuum cleaning
  • tidy kitchen
  • mend door


  •  make curry
  • clear in-tray