Things to do, so much things to do (and a lot of procrastination!)

Tomorrow I’ll be on a plane again. Yes, this has been a crazy year so far, I fell I spent more time in airports and inside airplanes that anywhere else… Either way, I’m going home for a few days because my grandmother is turning 87 (and at this point we’re not allowed to miss any birthdays) and then I’m off to Brazil for a week to visit friends with my mom (which hopefully will involve a lot of doing nothing, with caipirinhas and sun bathing by the pool with a good book).


As per usual, with an impending trip, my workload just tripled in this last week or so. Since Sunday, I have been getting to work pretty early and sometimes leaving quite late. Not today though, after leaving yesterday at 8p.m. and being hard at work today at 8a.m., I decided to come home a little early to finish a draft of a paper that I have to discuss with my advisor tomorrow at 8.30 a.m., I just could not work more at work today, I was so tired and needed the comfort of my pajamas.


Turns out, not the brightest move… There’s a party near the residence where I live and it implied very loud (and not very good) music… so, for the last few hours my concentration and ability to work has been at a solid zero! My brain kept busy though, I retrieved a couple of papers that I need, I watched the end of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (I just recently found them… I’m in LOVE!), I added a few more books to my shopping cart at amazon… so, I’ve been procrastinating a lot…

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It has to stop now, for realsies! I need to finish this like now, I still have a bunch of other things to do, I have to align some sequences and more importantly, I NEED TO PACK! And I still have to figure out which of my new books I’ll be bringing on my trip.


To top it all off, because I still hadn’t enough going on, TAP (company of all my flights for the next 3 weeks) just announced that they’ll go on strike from May 1st to 10, considering that I’ll be coming back from Brazil to Portugal on the 3rd, and then from Lisbon to Barcelona on the 5th, I’m a little worried… ok, a LOT! Mainly because I have a very important appointment on the 4th, it involves going with my niece and her cousin to the 5 Seconds of Summer concert! I hope they solve stuff before I’m due back…

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10 thoughts on “Things to do, so much things to do (and a lot of procrastination!)

  1. impossiblegirl123 says:

    That sounds all majorly stressful, but I totally get the procrastination part. I do the same when I’m supposed to do something entirely different that’s unfortunately also mostly important.

      • impossiblegirl123 says:

        I don’t know if I ever told you, but I once spent an exchange semester in the USA and I kidd you not, I packed the night before I left … for a six month long trip. So, you can definitely make it!
        The book thing on the other hand is more tricky. Your luggage isn’t supposed to get too heavy, but it needs to be something you’re really in the mood for.

        • MyTinyObsessions says:

          wow, the night before for a 6-months trip?! wow!!! most of the clothes are already in portugal, so I’ll just have to pack the jeans and tops/shirts for everyday, and not forget the basics…

          about the books, I’ll take little women, I’ve been saving it for this trip, so it’s perfect, and 3 pocket size books, maybe sense and sensibility, great expectations and a storm of swords (that I’ve been reading since forever…), then I’ll probably take a couple of more light/fun books, Eleanor and Park (probably) and Emma and Northanger Abbey… I reckon that should do it! I can take 2 bags of 32 kg, so I’m not really worried about the weight…

          • impossiblegirl123 says:

            Whaaaat? I was only allowed to take 2 bags of 23 kg. That’s totally unfair!
            Yeah, I never repeated that again (meaning the packing the night before). I hate packing though … I love traveling and being at the airport. I always make friends amongst the flight attendants, but the packing .. I’ll never get used to that. I’m too freaked out about forgetting something.

          • MyTinyObsessions says:

            I don’t mind the packing, it’s getting better with experience… I travel so much through the year that it’s not a hassle…

            Yeah, so Portugal and Brasil… we have a lot of flights to Brasil, so they expanded the limit of weight – From barcelona to lisbon though, I can only take 1 of 23, but that’s ok. My mom actually has the right to take 3 pieces of 32 kg!

          • MyTinyObsessions says:

            me neither… on my way back from Sao Paulo I’ll be bringing my suitcase and hers (because she’s going somewhere else on work), and I don’t know how I’ll handle the 2 +/- 30 kg bags, plus my handbag… it’s going to be trying

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