Month: July 2017

The Columnist vs Procrastination: The Life Long Battle

I have been a chronic procrastinator for a very long time. It started at a very young age(probably around middle school). I remember looking at homework and just ignoring it to do something else. But honestly, who wants to do homework in middle school? In high school my procrastination got  worse.  Especially around Sophomore/Junior year. Sophomore and Junior year was an “important” time because that was around the time college choices and future decisions started looming around the corner. Everyone was rushing around applying to all these colleges and prepping for the ACTs, but I was more concerned about playing video games and going to the gym. Granted I wasn’t really interested in going to school at all. I wanted to do something with art and I had a feeling that college didn’t have to be apart of the equation. But nonetheless I went to college(Or rather I just did it because everyone told me to do it). And that was when my procrastination came into full swing. There is so much do in college from going to extracurricular activities to just hanging out with friends(or just eating a lot of food which is what I did most of the time). Now I am going to be completely honest with you high school DID NOT prepare me for college. I struggled through it for the three years that I was there, and I could barely stand sitting in the class rooms. Of course there were some classes that I thoroughly enjoyed but they were few and far between. But I digress back to the procrastination. My procrastination became exceedingly terrible when I had to write papers. Especially when teachers had the audacity to give two six page papers and decided that they had to be turned in on the same day. It’s like they had this committee dedicated to making student life a living hell. I remember looking at the paper with just one paragraph and thinking “What’s happening on “Youtube”.  I thought it would end when I left college but that wasn’t the case. Procrastination still comes around even when your trying to do something you’re passionate about, I even procrastinated quite a bit writing this blog right now(yes I just admitted it). The thing is procrastination itself isn’t bad it’s when you let it run your entire life that causes the problem. We are all human and we want to avoid things that make us feel “bad” but we must get past the bad to get to the good. Now excuse me while I procrastinate on writing another post.

Where in the World is The Unofficial Columnist?

I’m going to be completely honest with all of you, my writing schedule is complete trash. I haven’t uploaded in such a long time and it almost feels weird coming back. So much has happened in the past couple of weeks and a lot of it had to do with the direction of this blog. A part of me wants to keep on doing stuff about what is going on in the world today but another part of me wants to give commentary on what I find interesting. I also want to do things that have crossed my mind from time to time, and that makes me wonder if I spread myself beyond what is happening in the world does that still make me a columnist(sorry for the minor incoherence my mind is just going into a lot of different places). Another reason that I have been gone for a couple of weeks is due to my computer. I had to get an entirely new computer(which is actually just the same model) due to something happening in the framework(I accidentally broke the screen, I just tell myself that the framework messed up to make myself feel better). I am also working on another website that is dedicated towards my other passion in life Acting. Sometimes I wish I was one of those individuals that could just focus on one thing and do that for the rest of my life. But my mind simply doesn’t work that way. The Unofficial columnist is still going to be my go to writing spot though because I thoroughly enjoy what I have created here(especially the name). I want to eventually want to make this blog it’s own website so I can start doing more things with it. But all in all the reason why I have been gone for so long is due to my procrastination(which I totally neglected to talk about-maybe I will talk about it in a different article), Not knowing where I want to go with this blog, and other things that are currently happening in my life. I want to make it a goal to dedicate more time to this blog and all my other ventures. The Unofficial Columnist is gone but it has returned with new material and things to talk about.