It’s funny, I put off writing this post for over a week. That might make me a hypocrite but it doesn’t mean that the truth is less important. Procrastination is the enemy. If you want to get something done, start immediately and fail often. There are a million reasons not to start right away. Maybe you won’t be any good at it, or you have more important things to do. Maybe you are just plain scared of judgment from your peers.
Ever since I can remember I have been an addict. Over the years my addictions have come and gone. But one thing has always remained: I have an addictive personality. Luckily for me all my addictions have been mostly productive. It started when I got my first computer, the Commodore 64. At the age of 10 I got the C64 for Christmas and soon after I learned the BASIC programming language so that I could study my Spanish vocabulary words.
It turns out that my guitar taught me a valuable lesson. Somehow in this crazy house that I live in, ago a week ago, my guitar spontaneously migrated out of my office. One of the kids moved it to the upstairs bonus room without my knowledge. I usually keep my acoustic guitar right next to my work desk. It sits there 99 percent of the time. Occasionally when the mode strikes, I pick it up and strum a tune.