Well, my very large capacity to procrastinate has been dealt another blow. I am going to give myself two hours a week to clean out my study; that means, if I put it on my list, I will work on it. I will do it bit by bit so as not to be overwhelmed. This will still allow me to sew, get to the gym, work, blog, network and more. So, yesterday, I started (again). No, I don’t have a deadline, so that doesn’t help me much. I could create an artificial deadline, but I could just keep changing the dates. So, instead, I am going to give myself two hours a week.
This is what I walked into yesterday:
And, no, I am not embarrassed by the mess (although I should be). It’s been years since I used the study to write, prepare coursework, grade papers, write letters of recommendation, and other professorial activities. I haven’t been a professor since 2005. And I have had several shoulder replacements, been taking courses, and in general, have been very busy. So I am not embarrassed. Really.
And after two hours of sorting through papers (Which do I need to keep and which can be shredded?), this is what I got:
Not bad. I cannot give up some of my professional books and articles that I have written, so they will stay. And I do not think I will bother to repaint the walls or buy new furniture; I really don’t care about how my sewing room looks, although from reading other people’s blogs I wish I did. I still have one more desk filled with papers to sort through, and bookshelves to empty…but I am willing to do it slowly.
It may not be beautiful, but it will be mine!