Jul 012009

cause I’m living with you all day loooong!

The reason I haven’t been blogging lately (well, one of the reasons but an important one) is that I am procrastinating. I’m procrastinating writing a short bio about three sentences long. It’s due tomorrow. I think. It was like, “And then could you please send us a short bio, a new picture of yourself, and the rest in the next two weeks, please?” And I, of course, always professional said yes, instead of saying, “I’m sorry but I don’t do bios or advertising for myself. I’m physically unable to do so. The last time took me six months and in the end my husband wrote it for me.

If you’re anything like me now would be the point you were heading over to my “About”-page. Well, that’s something I labored on for two hours calming myself with the thought that I can change it anytime. Which I haven’t because my son is now 6 1/2, not 5 anymore. I’d take those lines to introduce myself but they are not appropriate for the job. I will be teaching classes on circle singing, lace knitting, and knitting meditation (don’t ask) in the fall, and I need something along the lines of “Hello, I’m Susanne, and I’m really nice and warm, and also competent and helpful in all things knitting-singing-improvisation-and-mindfulness-related.”

The procrastination, by the way, spread out into the rest of my life. Household, blog, knitting even, spinning, and some other areas I can’t seem to remember at the moment.

The post I did want to write instead of this one will land on the pile of “posts I will write someday when I have time”. (Right now it’s titled “But everyone drives their kids around all afternoon!”.) It would have been a good one but I couldn’t have done it in the ten minutes I have left until my next student arrives.

So, dear internet, can you think of a short bio for me? And tell me why I thought it might be a good idea to start something new again on top of all the other things I do? Oh, and remind me to tell you how I found out that I have ADD…

(And that line in the header is from a song I started to write some years ago. I didn’t finish it of course.)

  4 Responses to “Procrastination I sing your song”

  1. Manchmal ist es gar nicht so schlimm, um Hilfe zu bitten, große Schwester. Wenn du also jemanden brauchst, der ein paar Zeilen für dich schreibt, warum fragst du nicht einfach … Und wenn nicht mich oder deinen Mann, dann vielleicht jemanden der dir nicht ganz so nahe steht und trotzdem in der Lage ist dir bei sowas zu helfen …

  2. Might it be easier if you focus on what the benefit is to somebody else?
    Not “I teach meditation through triple purling,” but “Students seeking self-realization through hands-on knitting while meditating often report that their symptoms of procrastination are now more easily postponed”?

  3. I really wish I could help, but I’m drawing a blank because I don’t really know what any of those things are, and I don’t have a continuing ed catalog around here to look at any examples.

  4. oh, please finish writing the song, so I can sing it, too!

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