Getting started…. eventually

I created a WordPress account about 4 weeks ago.  I then havent done anything with it until today, except think about all the things I could write, if only I could get round to it.  It’s not that I’m particularly busy – in fact work for me at the moment is especially quiet – I just don’t seem to get round to all these things I think about doing.

This sums me up perfectly.  I have loads of things that I think about doing, but when it gets round to it, it just doesn’t seem to happen.

I have become more and  more aware of this over the years.  The company I work for is full of people who always seem to be doing something worthwhile in their spare time, triathlons, swimming the channel, learning another language, and somehow they always seem to be working harder and longer hours than me.  I struggle to keep up to date with The Great British Bakeoff (new series starts tonight!) – how do these people find the time?!

Eventually it got to the point where I felt I needed to admit something to myself (and the world):

“Hi, my name is B— and I’m a lazy person.”

This seems to be a taboo to admit – I imagine people admitting to a drink or drugs problem before they admit to being lazy.  Or maybe they’re just to lazy to think about it enough.

Anyway, enough is enough.  I’m doing something about it.  I am going to improve myself.  And this blog is a starting point.  Or at least it was meant to be.  And then I didn’t quite get round to starting it.  But I did start running (Couch to 5k), and so I guess that was my starting point.

My plan, if I ever get round to posting ever again, is to use this blog to document my progress towards an improved version of myself.  To set expectations about what posts will be about, the ways I want to improve are:

  • Exercise more (in particular be able to run 5k)
  • Become a better and more informed feminist (please don’t run for the hills – I’m not one of the scary feminists!)
  • Brush my teeth more (yes – I’m one of those gross people who only brushes their teeth once a day – now you see why I didn’t put my name earlier!)
  • Get promoted at work
  • Have a better sex life (I’m often just feeling too lazy….)
  • Help my boyfriend lose weight (I realise this is someone else’s self-improvement, but its something I need to do)
  • Be more tidy and clean more
  • Take more pride in my appearance
  • Generally become a more interesting person
  • Read more

Reading the list above, I have quite a funny imagine of how I think you will all now see me – a scruffy, fat woman with bad teeth, living in a pigsty with my fat boyfriend, yawning because we have nothing interesting to talk about, but I don’t think I am really as bad as I have portrayed!

Now for a plea for help – please comment or like or do something so I know you have read this – unless I know people are reading it is very unlikely this blog will continue – like all lazy people (I assume, I’m too lazy to actually look it up….) the best way to get me to do something is through positive results!

I will stop there – I have thought of other things I could include, but if I put them all in my first post it will take effort to think of something else to post next time, and I’m too lazy for all that!


2 thoughts on “Getting started…. eventually

  1. Hey B! I think it’s great that you started this blog. Even though you just started, I think it will be very useful for you to write down your thoughts because you will acknowledge your feelings and desires. Don’t write for others, write for yourself. Becoming a popular blogger takes a lot of consistent work and a lot of time so instead of focusing if people are commenting, focus on what you are able to express from inside out. Don’t be hard on yourself or believe that you’re boring or lazy, everyone has different interest and different ways of expressing these. Working 8am-8pm doesn’t do any good to anybody if you’re doing it to feel important (which a lot of people do!) Neither being an expert in something you don’t really care about. Find your self and express that part in your blog. It will then shine regardless of interactions or not. =) All the best

  2. Thanks for your support! I hope this can be a place for me to organise my thoughts a bit and to help me work out which improvements really matter to me and which ones I just want to do because society tells me to!

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