March 23. 2015
I now realize that my newfound space demands a higher level of organization than I had before when I had no space. When I had no space, stuff could be anywhere it fit, and now, I want it to be closer to my old mantra, “Like objects together.”
Since my new book came out last week, I’ve been setting aside copies and notes because I want to send out a couple of free copies of the thing to my family who I know do not sit all day reading online to see what I’m up to. With my last book, I bought some nice white poufy mailers and I remembered seeing a full pack someplace but when I looked around this morning, quickly, I couldn’t find them so I bought another pack. But tonight, when I started looking at the shelves in my closet to try and plot out the new organizational pattern, there was the unopened pack from the first book. Drat.
This has only served to remind me of two things – 1) to keep like objects together. If that pack of mailers had been with the stamps, I would have found it. And 2) If you ever lose something and then find it, put it back in the first place you looked. I looked next to the stamps first.
I still have to haul the shredder downstairs. I was running late this morning and missed taking it out. My daughters are going through the children’s books I had stashed in my closet – because I didn’t have space. I had already pulled out some children’s books that mean something to me – from both their childhood and mine. When I have finished, believe it or not, all of my books will be in my living room for the first time in five years.