Rita Riebel Mitchell

Call Me Scarlett


I’m a procrastination expert. Putting off what I need to do until tomorrow is what I do best. Grocery Shopping? Tomorrow. Call my sister? Tomorrow. Fold the laundry? Tomorrow. Vacuum and dust? Well, you get the picture.

Some things, like blog posts, get put off for many tomorrows.

I try to compensate, making lists and planning things out in my bullet journal, but then I have to be sure to look at the lists and read my bullet journal a few times a day to stay on track. I put that off, too. Tomorrow, tomorrow…

Things I Put Off

If I had to list the things that I put off most often, the list would look like this:

  • Cleaning chores, like dusting and vacuuming (We have a Roomba!)
  • Cleaning out spaces, like closets and drawers.
  • Decluttering and disposing of things we no longer need or use.
  • Errands, like grocery shopping, post office, or bank.
  • Big projects, like choosing new kitchen appliances or clearing out/ reorganizing the basement.
  • Paperwork and writing tasks are often on my “Things Left Undone” list until a deadline looms.

What About My Office?

Things to sort and sell are piling up in my office these days, waiting for their photo shoot and sales pitch. I have collectable plates, Barbies, cookbooks, jewelry making supplies, old computer equipment, and more. Soon, I’ll be making paths. I’m joking – it’s not that bad. Yet. And I am working on it. Really. Keep checking Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or OfferUp for my postings (local pick up only – no shipping). They’ll show up soon. Maybe tomorrow.

After all, tomorrow is another day.

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara

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