Sunday, February 10, 2013

Procrastination Nation

Before I get to the fun part of this post, I should probably mention a few things. First off, I didn't get the library job. :( But one of the interviewers called me to tell me that I was a great candidate and should keep trying at other libraries. She did mention that someone else complained about my attire--I had come straight from work, and with all the crazy things that happen there, I don't dare wear anything really nice. But it's hard to go into an interview and immediately apologize. It doesn't look so good.

The other thing is, LTUE is next weekend. For those who don't know, that's a SciFi/Fantasy/Horror writer's conference that takes place every year in Utah. I went last year, and I'm looking forward to going again. If you live close enough to make it to Provo every day, or even if you don't and can make the drive to stay in the hotel where it's taking place, I'll direct you to for more information.

Okay. So now the fun part. A couple of weeks ago, someone ran across my post on procrastination and contacted me about an interesting graphic about that topic. As it states at the bottom, the graphic came from Thanks, Allison!

Internships Infographic

Are you a chronic procrastinator? I'm pretty sure I am... shoes. And I'm always trying to justify it. And I already have people to keep me accountable, and I do set deadlines for myself. I just give myself waaay too many projects for my own good.



  1. Although I agree with the concept of not starting out with an apology during an interview, in your case if you say what kind of job you have, that's actually a feather in your cap. And it makes them remember you as an individual.

  2. Aw, you didn't get the library job? That really sucks. Hopefully another library will hire you, if you apply to more of them!

    Also, love that procrastination graphic! I know I definitely fall victim to this sometimes. I like to keep a planner to help make sure I don't procrastinate and actually do what I need to do. (The internet makes it tough, though...which is why I sometimes deliberately keep the computer off, haha.)

    Hope LTUE is fun for you this year!

  3. Have fun at the conference!

    I am not a procrastinator sometimes. haha. For some things I am, most things not. :)

  4. I don't procrastinate, I'm just easily distracted, or find other things more interesting to do. :)

  5. Cool infographic!

    I'm not a natural procrastinator, but sometimes it does hit me. I tend to be a perfectionist so usually my problem is obsessing over things too much.

    One thing I have started practicing that actually works AWESOME is "planned procrastination" -- where I intentionally put off tasks that I know shouldn't be spending a lot of time on. For example: I'll answer most emails at the end of the day in a narrow time window, or give myself only the night before to do a little write-up for something. I don't give myself enough time to waste time on the little things.