Step aside, ladies. I'll take it from here. We're talking about my specialist subject: 'Putting Things Off' for this week's Best Boot Forward linky and discussion.
All my life, I have been the type of person that finds it all most impossible to do anything when I am supposed to. As I get older I improve in dealing with things like bills, household chores and the such which I usually wouldn't deal with unless I had someone holding my hand (or a gun to my head). I have realised, however, that these things can't be put off and by getting it out of the way in one fell swoop with an admin day, life goes a lot more smoothly.
That said, there are always those things, both good and bad, that get put to the wayside. Usually it's things we think can't afford to do or don't have the time to look at at the moment. With this in mind, here are my answers to this week's Best Boot Forward questions posed by Kate at Kate on Thin Ice.
What are you putting off?
I need a holiday. Travelling back and forth to Yorkshire, though nice, doesn't exactly cut it. I have recently been looking at putting some more travel content up on the blog and it has made my feet so immensely itchy. I haven't had a proper break that didn't involve seeing family or friends for about four years and I'm feeling it. I was lucky that we used to travel a lot when I was a child and teenager but since then holidays have been few and far between. Of course, finances, work and children can put a constraint on that, but I think if I were a little more organised and actually planned ahead more we could have more stuff to look forward to.
How does putting it off make you feel?
Honestly, it makes me feel tired and boring. I crave culture and vibrancy and would really just like some vitamin D and a few more stories to tell. I also feel guilty that I'm not giving the children the experiences that I was able to have as a child and that needs to change.
What would happen if you took action instead of procrastinating?
In order to put a bit of spare cash aside I'd first need to sort out my finances. You might remember that this was one of my Best Boot Forward goals, however I have been putting that off (quelle surprise). I know that if I make a start on that, I'll feel in a much better position to tackle other things and with the added thought of the reward of travel, life might look a bit more exciting than it does now!
How risky is the gamble you are taking by putting something off?
A holiday isn't going to change my life but the accompanying task of sorting out my finances is going to improve things a lot. Maternity pay is making things tighter than we're used to and we haven't properly adjusted to this yet, so any improvement I can make on that front will be a big bonus.
The #BestBootForward linky is open until Tuesday 6th, so you still have time to join up with this weeks linky. If you would rather put it off until next week, the next linky goes live on Wednesday 7th February, hosted here at Indigo Wilderness!