I work part-time in a field adjacent to my own. (We've covered this ground a million times).
A few professional opportunities in my area have come by and I've gotten excited about them. And then I've thoroughly effed my chances of success by failing to prepare properly. Right this moment, in typing this, I am secretly procrastinating again.
I want to work, but I'm fairly certain I'm afraid I can't so I don't always try my hardest and do my best. (I do, however, spend a lot of time on Jezebel and Groupthink because you guys give me the warm fuzzies.)
Jezzies, I need a kick in the pants. And also some advice: how do you get over yourself and get shit done (results be damned!). Be ruthless. Be open. Be the reason I don't wreck the next one.