In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Obstacle Course.”

Think about what you wanted to accomplish last week. Did you? What are the things that hold you back from doing everything you’d like to do?


Last week’s agenda was completed, and I was able to accomplish my writing assignments and arrive safely after some traveling. Now, my reading desires have suffered, and I will catch up this week.

Cleaning and exercise are two procrastination activities that keep me from achieving my goals, to finish writing or reading.

During the writing process of this post, I cleaned the kitchen, boiled water for tea and made a peanut butter and jelly bagel sandwich. My exercise procrastination is usually walking two or three miles believing the next writing idea will formulate or I’m listening to audio books.

My procrastinations can become an obstacle course to finish, however, I will always have a clean house and fairly good cardio.

The Daily Post Prompt

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

24 thoughts on ““Obstacle Course””
  1. So painfully true! 💛

    1. Oh, Yes, I know, I attended a writers conference when I discovered my procrastinations were normal. 🙂

      1. This is where I sit. Right now! Willamette writers conference…😃

        1. Hey, enjoy your time Jessica. I have a mystery writers conference beginning Friday.

          1. Good times! Kill it! ☺️

  2. […] “Obstacle Course”. […]

    1. Hey thanks

  3. you are so lucky to have these conferences around you. Those are not so comomon in my country.

    1. I have to travel to Key West FL . for the conference.

      1. I’ve lived in Paris, France for 10 years and only got to listen to 1. The other ones are either reserved for creative writing students or asking for an ticket fee so high I can’t afford them.

  4. Good food for thought!

    1. Oh yes!

  5. Way to stay positive.
    When I have to do chores I just eat pizza until the madness passes 😉

  6. When I have to do chores I eat pizza until the madness passes and then I’m free to do what I want 😉

  7. Good valid points on procrastination!

    1. Why thank you. These are mine and many others procrastinations issues many writers encounters daily.

      One way I avoid this is by writing away from home at my local Starbucks or library. Both locations​ frown upon me cleaning up their​ public areas. 🙂

      1. More good ideas. I’ve been known to slip into a little bar or pub … something about writing about life while it’s all around you.

        1. I know, I just thinking about the very idea about an hour ago.

          Some of my characters personalities are derived from people watching.

          No imagination needed when the world passes by

          1. As Walt Whitman said, and you can never misquote him because he wrote it so many different ways, “I am a part of every person I have ever met. What I assume, you assume; but I separate myself and sing myself, and we are but “Leaves of Grass.”

  8. 24 hours are not enough in this techo age.

  9. You are wonderfully organized! I thank you for this post, and for mentioning exercise. We’d forgotten. Now I’m off to do it. 🙂

  10. procrastination has been one of my problems too!

    1. I have discovered many writers have similar procrastinations as they write. I believe​ it is a time honored tradition.

  11. I seem to cycle through periods of being very organized and productive, and then rebel against it with a few days of play. But the morning walks, meditation, and reading always remain constant. But oh the joy that permeates it all because I’m passed those many years of being required to show up anywhere.

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