Archive for January, 2014

Giving It Another Shot

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

I am trying to figure out if I’m deficient somehow. I have tried to come up with myriad types of “organization” methods…and not a single one has worked so far. I don’t know what the problem is; whether I’m delusional in my attempts or it’s simply that none of these is a right fit for me, ergo, they all fail.

I am surrounded by clutter and chaos and I don’t know how to tame it and/or deal with it. I’m trying to convince myself that I have to focus on one small part of the mess at a time — trying to view the big picture just makes me hyperventilate. But even then, I don’t have a clue as to where to start. I look at my living room (for example) and think, well, these things all need to go in places X, Y and Z… but X, Y and Z need to be reorganized before the extra items from the living room will even fit…

Really, it just makes me want to curl up in a corner with a bottle of Peach Schnapps and cry. Honestly, I don’t know what to do. I have to remind myself that there are no quick fixes. This chaos did not truly appear overnight; it will take time to get it under control. I just hope my sanity lasts until then.

Do you have any tips for taming the household beast? :(

Brand Spankin’ New

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

…year, that is.

Welcome to 2014! I was trying to decide where I could write down my Resolutions for this New Year and figured that this blog was the best place. My experience with resolutions is that I’m generally hit or miss with them, but the good intentions are there. I figure the answer is to not have *too* many so that you become overwhelmed by them and give up entirely. At least, that’s the story I’m going with.

So without further ado, here are my Resolutions for 2014 (in no particular order of importance):

  1. Write. More. Lots more. I think that’s self-explanatory.
  2. Exercise. Entirely too sedentary. It’s time to get the ol’ blood pumping again.
  3. Declutter and organize. I have to remind myself to just do this one small task at a time, or else it just seems too overwhelming and frustrating and I feel like giving up before I’ve gotten anywhere.
  4. Read. Reading for pleasure has fallen to the bottom of the “ways to spend time” list and I don’t like that. Reading a lot helps spark creativity and fuels writing. It’s important. I want to aim for one or two books a month, minimum. I first wanted to say one book a week, but I’m pretty sure that’s beyond my free time quotient right now. Who knows? I might surprise myself… I will keep track of these books somewhere, too.

I could probably come up with a bunch more, but I think it probably best to quit while I’m ahead. Don’t want to overwhelm myself before I even get started!

So here’s to a challenging, exciting, fun-filled New Year! May it bring only the best things to your doorstep!