I feel like I’m working in the Dark Ages (without the pestilence, of course). Yeah, I have a computer, but I am surrounded by scraps of paper: doodles, ideas, lists, and files chock full of more lists, ideas, and doodles. I really must get organized!! I am the epitome of the joke, “yeah, I’m working on getting organized and I have a list of everything I must do; however, I’ve lost the list.” I’ve actually always been very organized at “work”…the job. However, now I am working full-time on our business from home (since I was laid-off just before Christmas).
I have space at home, we even have an extra bedroom. I have a filing cabinet, file folders, shelves, all the makings of having (and keeping!) an organized space. So no excuses there! My theory for my non-organization boils down to two things:
1) I am simply accustomed to being disorganized at home. It’s always been my retreat, you know? Work, you have to be on your game. At home? I’ve always had a tendency to slide a bit. Okay, that’s understating. I’m actually more like floor polish spillage…all over the place.
The above, however, is no excuse. I’m working from home now and I need to get with the program! I know that I will get into a groove, I just need to keep at it and be a little patient with myself. Below, is my real issue:
2) Shiny, shiny.
What do you mean, “what’s that?”?? Gees and I thought it was so self-explanatory. Let’s go back to me being like floor polish spillage. The reason I’m “all over the place” is because I get distracted so easily. There are a MILLION things to do. A BAZILLION things to think about. And so many interesting things come along at any given moment. Remember the dog in Up? Yeah, I’m a bit like that.
Good news? I am capable of being organized. I just need to find my organizational skills. Bad news? My skills are probably hiding in one of these folders…somewhere…
I’ll start looking for them right away. Well, maybe after I draw this idea I have for a greeting card, and I really should get back to that fifth chapter of my third book, but then again, I need to edit those two short stories...shiny, shiny….
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