Monday, March 24, 2014

Shelves and Surfaces

I had originally planned to make Sunday my "queue up blog posts" day, because one time I managed to write three posts by accident in one sitting and it seemed like a good idea. Yesterday, however, I was sidetracked by dealing with the trash vortex around my desk and never got around to it.

Today, I call it a trash vortex, but prior to today I just thought of it as a place that needed a little straightening. After buying some books, I tucked them away on my desk so they'd be visible and I wouldn't forget to read them; I haven't read them. I had a shelf that I designated "creative stuff" that had some drawing books and music books, as well as a pen holder. From that shelf, I've only grabbed pens in the last several months. I had unlabeled boxes and a vague understanding that one had guitar accessories, one had cables of some kind, and one had art supplies. One shelf was starting to sag under the weight of the unread and half-read programming books that resided there.

There were folders. Some were plain, and some were the fancy kind you can use like binders. One even has binder rings in it. Most of them were empty. Most were acquired because I forgot I had the others. Several sketchbooks were there, including two that I had completely filled, as well as two or three that were completely empty. Plus, the handful that were half(or less)-filled.

And notebooks. So. many. notebooks. So many blank notebooks. So many notebooks with writing on no more than 4 pages.

So, during the time I had previously imagined would be for writing, I was actually cleaning the hell out of my workspace. The end result is that it's a much less stressful environment, and I'm optimistic that it will be easier to do stuff there.

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