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The Hard Thing About Easy Things

The Hard Thing About Easy Things

March 21, 2019 8:08 pmComments are Disabled

It sometimes seems easier to do hard things than it does to easy things.

For instance, I’ve been working my ass off all week (send flowers if you really care), and haven’t really noticed the grind that much. I send maybe 50 emails per day, at least half of which are coordinating major projects with high stakes. Other than grammar-checking fatigue, it usually isn’t a problem. I suppose work is just the price of admission in this grand adventure we call life.

But I’ve been asked to arrange a friend’s bachelor party, and it has taken me 2 weeks to get the email out to the list asking for RSVP’s.

This sort of thing happens frequently to me, which why it doesn’t surprise me that it happens to everyone else, too. You frequently hear of this type of errand-running as “adulting” as if being an adult is an activity, like kayaking.

I’m mystified why things that are objectively so easy seem so hard. Maybe it’s the fact that in many ways, I am a professional organizer at work, so I feel resentful having to do it in my off hours. But the hard truth is, maybe I’m just lazy.

In any event, the email’s out. We’re going to the Poconos. If I can only get it together to reserve a cabin.

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