December 16, 1996
The story we are featuring this week comes to us from Frontier College. Angelo Abela is a member of the Board of Governors of Frontier College. He has participated in training new tutors and has been a speaker on behalf of the Independent Studies Program. Angelo lives in Brampton, Ontario, and works in Toronto.
I'm late! I'm behind! This story was due two weeks ago.
Why do I procrastinate? I guess it's human nature. People procrastinate because they are lazy. I guess I'm lazy too.
When I get home after a day's work I think to myself, "What would I rather do?" Sit down on a comfortable sofa with my feet up with a beer in one hand and popcorn in the other, OR, go outside and do some work around the house. There is always lots of work to do. The dead leaves scattered around the backyard need to be raked up. I have been waiting for a storm to come and blow them into my neighbour's yard. Now that spring is here the grass will have to be cut. I'm not worried. The longer you leave it the less you have to cut it. Maybe if I am lucky my next door neighbour will cut it for me.
Now I'll make a new year's resolution. I promise not to procrastinate any more! Too bad I'm late with this and the year is half over.
I'll start working on next year's submission tomorrow!
[This story was taken with permission, from a collection of stories written by learners at Frontier College, entitled Reflections from Inside, p. 24.]