#AtoZChallenge: Dally


As you may or may not know, procrastination is a favorite topic of mine. Not for any personal reasons or personal experience, of course, but because it’s something that’s generally interesting that has absolutely nothing to do with me at all.

In case you’re wondering.

But if you, like some other people who aren’t me, are prone to procrastination, I’ve decided a nicer way to describe it is dallying. Not only is it a much more pleasant word with its curves and satisfying resolve, it feels a little more accurate.

If I knew what procrastination was like, that is. Which obviously I don’t.

And here’s the other thing about dallying: it gives you space for thought, for ideas. Air for the seedlings of speculation and the light to let them grow.

Faster isn’t always better, and that is something I do have to remind myself.

Give yourself a moment to dally. Or several moments. You never know what you’ll sprout.

(And in a delicious twist of irony, this, my dallying post, is the one posted the earliest so far. Oh life.)

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 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

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27 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Dally

  1. While I’m a planner at heart, I enjoy a good refreshing dally on a daily basis. It’s just that I plan it into my schedule, more or less. I file it under lollygag & fritter, as that seems to be how I think of it.

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  2. Throughout elementary school, I was known as a Dally Dreamer. My mind was so often elsewhere, but when the teacher of that year called on me, it was to try to catch me in my ways. Worked, some of the times. Others, I just knew the answer.

    It’s always good to let your mind go for a bit of wandering.

    Tale Spinning

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  3. Dallying is a great word for April. I don’t blog much for the rest of the year so I don’t feel guilty for spending so much of April dreaming, planning, reading and writing. So pleased tomorrow is Sunday so I can dally through other posts at will.

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