“Obstacle Course”

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


  1. 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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          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.”

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      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.


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