TALES FROM THE TRAIL (AND SOMETIMES THE ROAD TOO)

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Do You Do This?

Do you have this sickness?  I must  feel organized, clean everything, even the toilets before I can start on my projects (reading or writing novels, looking for an agent, etc).  I call it a sickness, because it’s a never-ending battle with me. I NEVER feel organized.  Yet, people tell me that I’m the most organized person they know.

I feel happy when I throw away bags of trash.  I feel relieved when I load up the truck with boxes of things to drop at the thrift store.  Clutter.  It actually weighs upon my soul.

Well, on the good side.  I cleaned and organized one more corner of my chaotic, looks-like-a-tornado-hit office today.  That is after 2 hours at the gym, then back home, making breakfasts, then scrubbing the bathroom floors, throwing out old files, washing and folding, and folding and folding clothes . . .

One More Office Corner Organized

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And then all this organization and cleaning stuff seems so idiotic and unimportant when I think that it can crumble or be washed away in an instant!  Those poor people in Japan.  Their devastation is just too much to take all in.

4 comments:

  1. You are right about the importance of it in the big picture but it does look great!

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  2. I think I'm too organised some times but it works for me. Agree, the disaster in Japan is awful.

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  3. Thanks AJH. I would just like to feel calm even if the toilets weren't clean : ))) (I can no longer watch the news, my brother's wife has family in Japan, and thankfully, her missing cousin is safe and well!)

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  4. Thanks Johann. I think organized is great, but I seem to go in this never ending circle where I feel I can never get organized. That's one of the reasons running is such a relief to me. I can forget it all.

    Thanks for reading.

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