The Haste Effect

So exciting news from me, I moved and got a new job! Seasonal work here in Juneau is always so weird to the outside world, but as my little shop downtown winds down, I’m going to be heading up the mountain to our ski area to do some awesome marketing stuff and basically play in the snow. It’s going to be amazing. But of course, all of this plus moving has happened all within about a week. And as someone who believes in tight turn arounds and continuous upheaval of your life (cause isn’t that just fun,) I thought I would bring some thoughts to you about how I’m doing, what’s new, and a ridiculous phenomena I have observed in the last week. I have dubbed it “The Haste Effect.”

Now let me explain in the form of a story. A couple of days ago, I was rushing around trying to get inside the car with my breakfast, all my stuff and without losing my socks down my shoes. And honestly, it just didn’t work out. I finally got out the door, into the car and managed to not forget anything inside. Feeling frazzled, I head off to work. Of course, I need to rush inside the building cause I’m still frazzled and running late, and I try to grab all my stuff. While doing so, my purse strap decides to wrap around the errant cd cases I have on the seat and hold on for dear life. I pulled my purse out of the car, all of the cd cases crashing to the ground around my feet. I have never been able to carry so many cd cases at once, especially with my purse strap.

That one instance made me want to rip my hair out, but it got me thinking. How on earth would something like that even happen? And why does it only happen when I’m in a hurry!! I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!!! And not just once. I have noticed things like this happening to me in some variation for weeks. Why on earth would my cup only spill when I’m racing down the stairs and the toaster take six million years to toast my toast to the perfect level of toastiness. Therefore, the formation of my theory the “haste effect.”

Basically, it boils down to two thoughts. When you are in a hurry or are feeling frantic, everything you are trying to hold on to, collect, or use will inevitably slip through your fingers or just get lost. On the flip side, all the stuff you don’t need will stick to you and cause problems by knocking things over, breaking or collecting in the most useless way possible. And it drives me absolutely insane!!!

As my grandma has actually said to me in real life, “haste makes waste,” and after this week, I have to agree. The haste to waste ratio grows exponentially in a way you only notice when you want to rip your hair out.

But wait you say, that doesn’t always happen! Let me give you more examples. How many times have you been in a hurry and could not find your keys/phone/shoes. When you’re trying to get ready and cannot get your eyebrow/eyeliner/mascara right? When you literally watch your pot of water boil because it can’t go fast enough? Counting down microwave minutes? Levels of toastiness? Get it?? ANYONE???

I guess it’s okay if it’s just me, I’m just saying, if super powers were real, mine would be the most inconvenient. But I’d be awesome at carrying cd cases and having mismatched wing eyeliner every day of my life.

On a lighter note, here’s something new!

It took some setup, thank you momsicle and the rest of the fambam and roomies for coming together to get me settled, potatoing has never been this comfortable! So have an awesome week, think optimistically and try to not let my super power take over your day. šŸ™‚ Check back soon for some new outfits and fun adventures!


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