What does procrastination mean?

I had to define “procrastination” for Olivia. Nine, you know. It happens a lot.

It was a conversation triggered by “what not to do” because there’s a whole lot of school-prep-frenzy in the morning, when there really doesn’t need to be. *sigh* Parenting.

I guess I’ve never used that exact word before? “It’s when you wait until the last minute to do something,” I said.

Smile, Husband, for the blog in which you’re to be made fun of.

“You mean like when you make me pack for a trip a month ahead, and Daddy packs an hour before?” she verified.

“Yes, that. Exactly that,” I affirmed.

That is a bit of an exaggeration, but that’s the gist. That’s pretty much our entire personalities, illustrated  through the example of trip packing. 

Funny how a child can sum up the whole of you with one little sentence.

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Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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4 thoughts on “What does procrastination mean?

  • February 2, 2017 at 8:56 am

    It sounds like chris used to do that when we go Las Vegas , like we go to Las Vegas, I would pack early and chris will wait to till the morning we leave

  • February 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I like to get things done as soon as I can, I don’t like rushing. My wife is the procrastinator, waits till the last minute and gets all stress out.

  • May 10, 2017 at 6:05 am

    I usually pack the night before leaving but hey, I might have to wear something I packed.


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