Wee little tasks

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I tend to watch movies over and over and over. This is especially true for easy to watch rom coms, like He’s Just Not That Into You. For whatever reason, whenever I feel like watching a movie, that’s what I put in the DVD player. Not only has it contributed to my dating philosophy, continued my love for Baltimore, confirmed my woman crush on Scarlett Johansson, but there’s one particular scene that always stuck with me. It’s when Alex is talking to Gigi and says, “So you never wait until the last minute on a deadline or phone bill because secretly you kind of love the drama of not knowing whether or not you’re going to make it?” Now, I don’t think I do this because I like drama in my life, but I definitely do put things off that are easy to take care of. They’re annoying, tedious, dumb and I hate them. To put it lightly.

But I find this trait to be so very annoying. Let’s take for example the parking ticket for just $30 sitting on the floor of my car seat. It might be crumpled out out of anger, but still it’s there. I’m pretty sure I can pay this over the phone or even by just driving by the building a block from my apartment. But alas, it sits untended to in my car. It looks longingly up at me every time I get in the car, giving me those “pay me” eyes. But I’m immune. I turned in my check for my car registration two months late. And we won’t talk about my oil changes, 2013’s taxes, the return I never made, credit card cancellations, etc. Luckily for us, there’s automatic bill pay or we’d be in trouble.

So I’m trying to get better at this. To knock those tedious, annoying tasks out. Have you ever noticed that knocking those silly things out so they are no longer hanging over your head it feels amazing? I long for that feeling.

To start, I did my taxes. And I guess I’ll pay that damn ticket this week. Only if I have to. (and the law, nah the MAN, says that I do).

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