I Give Up. Again.

You know how when there’s something you really need to do for yourself, like say, cleaning the garage, and you know it will drastically improve your life if you do it, but you can’t bring yourself to even begin to start to do it?

You are so disinclined to do it, in fact, that you invent thousands of other important things to do so you don’t have to do it, like teaching yourself how to create alpha channel masks in Photoshop, or deciding to really start hitting that gym four days a week, or um, well, blogging.

All the while, the garage is still really messy and getting messier by the minute and now you think there’s something alive in there that’s eating all your favorite childhood photos but you STILL can’t bring yourself even to open the door because the effort might kill you. So instead you roll over on the couch and change the channel to watch the Yankees lose (again) and realize you’ve got ANOTHER headache from all the self-criticism that comes from knowing you’ve got a job to do that you are simply unwilling to begin.

That’s a little bit like how I feel this week. I want to quit everything. I just want to quit. Let the demons in the garage devour me whole. Anything not to have to clean out that goddamn (metaphorical) garage.


3 responses to “I Give Up. Again.

  • AnnieElf

    LOL. Had to laugh. This reminds me of how I started painting the cabinets in my kitchen two years ago. Still languishing. I’ll get back to it I suppose.

  • Karen

    At least your garage is only metaphorical.

    “Or um, well, blogging.” (Yes. I do know.)

  • Karen

    As of this moment, all your displayed posts have 3 comments, except for this one, which has 2. My sole purpose in writing this comment is to make sure all your posts have 3 comments.

    Of course, that could all change in the future, but the future is beyond my control — whereas this, this is within my control.

    (Some days, you just need to exercise a little control, and today is one of those days.)

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