Don’t Procrastinate


(This article was supposed to be posted a week ago, but, um, procrastination.)

On Friday,  I published an article about Arbor Day. This may seem like an odd and insignificant article, but it’s something I’ve been working on for a long time. I began writing it in 7th grade, now 6 years ago. You may think, how does it take four years to write an article? Well the answer is procrastination. I didn’t finish it before arbor day in seventh grade, and procrastination struck again and again in 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. I procrastinated so long that my original words were rendered irrelevant by time. 

If you are someone like me, who struggles with procrastination, I encourage you to fight it. Procrastinating has caused me to miss out on so much. I refused to join Impressions for years, costing me time in an amazing club. I didn’t take advantage of people offering to teach me new skills, and before I knew it they graduated. Of course the pandemic exacerbated this by suddenly removing half a year, but it wouldn’t have been a problem if I hadn’t procrastinated.

Looking back on my high school years, that’s what I would change. Carpe Diem. I would focus more on seizing the day. Time slips by and before you know it you only have months left before you are thrust out into the world. Mere months to wrap up your high school career. There is so much to do, and so little time. Make the most of the time you have. It’s easy to wait, but it’s worth it to overcome procrastination.