Day 4: a habit you wish you didn't have
I am always late.
When I think of how long it will take me to get somewhere, I always go on the absolute quickest time I have ever achieved, as opposed to the longest (which would make much more logical sense). So my time estimates are usually pretty off. GPS has helped this problem a bit, because its hard to fight with "Jane" when she tells you it'll be 30 minutes, not 15. But I still think "nah, I'll beat that".
This year I told a friend, who is always very punctual that my New Years resolution was to be on time for her specifically. I thought I'd start small and then extend outward once I mastered it. So far, its only kind of working.
Since being with Matt, I have improved slightly at this bad habit when we attend events together, mostly because he loathes being late. And I must admit, life is much less stressful when you haven't alloted the minimum amount of time to something. And let's face it - we could all use a little less stress.
The funny part is - I really don't like being early. And when I try to be on time, I tend to be really early. It's extreme either way for some reason. To me, its always such an awkward time that I don't know how to manage. I suppose I've never had to learn how because I'm always late. Yikes. Maybe I'll just start aiming for that optimum 5-10 minutes before time.
So, let this be my apology to you, for all the times you have sat waiting for me, and know that I am aware of it, recognize it's a problem, and I'm slowly getting there.