This was written in time for the Labour Day weekend. But, maybe you can relate… I didn’t hit send. I didn’t pull the trigger. I didn’t close the loop and publish. I procrastinated. I am a professional writer, a copywriter, a content editor, and a curator of content created by any number of means, including materials provided by clients. So, you see, I am a black belt level, master procrastinator.
I am now going to submit this, just 2 days ahead of the October-long weekend. It will be Canadian Thanksgiving and I can then be free to get up-to-date with my sloth and slow progress to fully delay my next blog.
Back to the Future of My Blogging Prowess With This Post
It’s the Labour Day Long Weekend and I have a list of things I’d like to accomplish. and I have a list of things that are not easy but would bring me joy and satisfaction in the doing and certainly in the completion.
I’ve left it a bit late. Midnight on the edge of the weekend wobbling in from Friday, which was a work day gone sideways on me, to the actual weekend. And, before we get to the extended version – the Monday off from work and routine that makes it a holiday long weekend.
Instead of going to bed and getting my full scoop of HGH, human growth hormone – which is in highest production between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. I chose to search Task Rabbit services in my area.
The Transformation to Tasker
“Congratulations, the rabbit is available here”, said the text on the screen. Now, on to write a detailed list of what I want done. On submitting this, I am taken to a “list of people in your area ready, willing, and able to come to help.”
All ethnicities are represented and many age groups. Skills are listed. Photos can be perused from formal “I am ready to come to work for you – as soon as I exit this formal passport photo” to “I be so cool” and “I look good, eh?” and a variety of close-ups, some angled heads, casual spaghetti strap t-shirts and beach settings and more.
The price ranges wildly for per-hour charges. The first is 56.01 an hour and the profile states, “I am fast and so can save you money”.. Scroll down the prices go both higher and lower, with one reaching $120 for a young man with construction experience and by his good looks and twinkle, might be a misplaced private dancer type with a glam shot of a person who arrives with a boom box, hard hat, and tool belt at your door.
Too much choice in taskers, multiplying on the page, like rabbits.
No criteria or rationale for all the diverse per-hour rates.
Too many reviews to filter from 22 to 90 per ‘Tasker’ profile.
I chose instead to make a ‘to-do list’ at 12:32 a.m and call it my Task List.
I will tackle it in the morning and make the start of my long weekend a decluttering hour or two.
I am sure many people rely on the time stretch of relaxation to simply catch up.
……………….I will now hit publish on the eve of the eve of the next long weekend. Exhale. Now I can get onto procrastinating in advance. I.am.ahead.of.the.game.
We start anew, and kick procrastination to the curb with Mel Robbins in 5…4…3…2…1