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September 21, 2013

Teenhood Today: I'm working on putting off work

I’m not an expert at many things. But one subject I can claim absolute certainty in my skills would be that of procrastination. I was looking through my past columns to see if I had yet written about this topic and was shocked to find that I had not. I guess I just must have procrastinated about writing it.

To tell you the truth, I’m writing this at about 9:30 p.m. the day that it is due. Now, I’m usually not this bad. In fact, sometimes I even write the column early and then only have to worry about remembering to send them in. And on the exceedingly rare occasions where I find myself with a few extra minutes of free time, I type out an extra column to save for emergencies when I have no time to write one. 

Times like this. I know you’re all probably wondering why, then, am I not using my backup article? Well, that would be because this fantastic idea of procrastination was recommended to me. Yes, that’s correct. I was sitting in class, procrastinating about writing this, when I was suddenly struck with the realization that I needed to quickly punch out an column and send it in. The problem was that I had no idea what to write about. Thankfully, people were there to point out the obvious topic choice.

That’s the beauty of writing. All you really have to do is express what you’re feeling and thinking at the moment. Previous experience helps to create a compelling argument, and I’d consider myself to have had enough experience with procrastination to come up with some extremely valid points.

In case some of you haven’t noticed, I’ve been procrastinating about getting to my point.

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