[Maya’s Musings] 01. Just press Visible August 12 2020, 10 Comments

Procrastination /prə(ʊ)ˌkrastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

noun: procrastination; plural noun: procrastinations

  1. the action of delaying or postponing something

According to the Oxford Languages that was the official definition of procrastination. It is one of those words that gets thrown around so fleetingly. I always wondered if those that used it knew what it meant. I was guilty of it, for the better part of my life I never really understood what it meant. I had heard it being used in different forms. Depending on the lips it descended from it could be made to sound like the latest trend or a full-blown disorder.

Either way it did not matter, I was not a procrastinator. I got things done, I updated that CV, I wrote those emails, I designed and produced all those garments. I mean sure the CV and emails did not always get sent and the garments stayed on a rail hidden away – but nothing was delayed.

Just like this. This. What was this?

A blog? A story? A diary? A written form of self-therapy?

Whatever it will be defined as, it had been a long time coming. Border line procrastination? I thought about it and decided, no. Everything was ready I had written what was needed, I had just not clicked the ‘Visible’ button. And was it really procrastination if foundations were being worked on and regular tweaks were being made.

While I was working on this first entry the following article came out from the co-founder of one of my favourite podcasts ‘The Skinny Confidential’ also on Instagram as @theskinnyconfidential. By the way if you are not on that train yet you really do need to be. But what really gave me the kick up the backside was Michael’s Forbes interview.

I dare anyone to read it and then not finish that pending task, or complete that to do list item that you have been procrastinating over.

And in my case, it was different I had not been procrastinating. I had just been taking time to polish the edges. I had copious amounts of encouragement and support around me; but there was just something in that article that made the light bulb switch on; coupled with the current situation where I now find myself with more time.

Having been in the events industry for over a decade; the world as I know had become a different place and events had come to an abrupt halt.

Ironic how many of us have wished the world to have a pause button or lamented out loud “If only I could stop time” – well they do say be careful what you wish for. And this was definitely a version of that wish, time has slowed down – just not in a way anyone had envisioned it to be.

So yes, I am going to make the most of this and finally follow the path that fate already knows about but I have yet to discover.

And so here we are, it is not meant to be life-changing and I do not expect my musings to bring about world peace or solve the issue of global warming or climate change. But if there is one soul out there, who suddenly feels like they are not alone, who feels like someone else understands, just one – then I would consider that as doing what I set out to do.