I have a huge problem with procrastination. I have all the good intentions in the world. I am very organized with my thoughts and love to plan things. The problem is that by the time I get in to the action of doing what I have been planning I am rushed and do not do what I intended to do because I procrastinated too long. This is a bad habit that I have to break. I have too many ideas and not enough time. (Or at least that is my excuse!)
I knew that Teachers appreciation week was coming and I really wanted to do something cute for Brandon and Austin's teachers. I really do appreciate all they do for not only my kids but for so many others as well. I do not think that teachers are thanked enough. So I told myself at the end of last month that I was going to look for something cute and easy to do with my kids so that they can give their teachers a gift. I went on Pinterest (great place for wonderful ideas but bad place for a person like me that gets easily distracted) and after I pinned tons of wonderful ideas. I had no idea what great idea I wanted to actually do, I know I cant do all of them. So a few weeks later and more visits to Pinterest, I had nothing. The week came and every morning I took the baby to daycare I would see that other moms beat me to some of the ideas I had pinned. Now I am already midweek and I still had no idea what I was going to do. So yesterday when I got out of work I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things and decided I was just going to by cookies from the bakery and improvise. I felt disappointed that I did not do what I originally wanted to do. However, I was not going to just not do nothing. I felt that something was better than nothing. On my way home I was going crazy thinking, do I have at least nice ribbon at home so I can at least accessorize the box of cookies? Do we have time to get the kids to create a cute card? It was late and I did not want to wait another day and give the gift on Friday, I did not want to be the mom who procrastinated... (shhh!) As many of you might have read my crazy schedule, you know that when I get home it is none stop. So as you may have guessed, I did not do anything to the boxes at night. So THIS morning I looked high and low for a ribbon, I found it. I also found empty gift tags. I wrapped the store bought cookies and made a pretty bow and attached a handwritten note to the teachers.
Thankfully, it came out cute. (At least, I think so) I also was able to express a heartfelt thank you instead of a generic one like I was thinking of doing before.
This is how it came out:
I can always do one of these ideas for the end of the year... I should start planning to do that now then!