Eh-hem, um, yes, that would be me. Never used to be. Long before my life multiplied in a million directions, I used to “take care of business”, you know, everything in its place, and a place for everything.
Not so much, anymore. I hurtle from place to place, finding it easier to simply never unpack, or clear the decks, or file the papers. Stacks here, and stacks there. It appears that I live in a library, if any of you researchers out there have experience “in the stacks”.
Better to be in the stacks than in the sticks, I say.
So today, I took the bull by its horns and started to organize. Naturally, that means buying boxes to use for organizing. But that can backfire, because I already have tubs and bins up the wazoo. No time to go through all of the important items in those boxes, and now I will add to them even more.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it didn’t burn in a day, either. As a matter of fact, if memory serves me correctly the Great Fire of Rome began on July 19th, 64 AD, and burned for six days. Which only goes to show us that destroying things is much easier and quicker than building and organizing, but we don’t need Tacitus to tell us that. Anyone with kids is well aware of these realities.
So, here I am knee-deep in other responsibilities right now, but I force myself to take a day. Actually, an afternoon and evening, if you want to be technical. And, as they say, it usually gets worse before it gets better. So I’m not seeing tremendous progress.
Actually, there’s a good bit of progress, but it calls for shifting things here and there, which doesn’t look all that great, either.
But I know it’s better. Really. Even if you can’t really see it.
Welcome to what sounds like a make-believe world of improvement and self-betterment, yet is truly my reality. Can I get a witness?
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