In the process of this, I got to thinking... What is it that makes me want to fluff my nest? It's only the end of February. Am I only trying to be on task with my New Year's goals? (Must revisit list to see if that's the case.) Has the unusual warm weather we've been having this winter boosted my desire to spring clean? (If so, I'm ahead of the game.)
Whatever it is, LTC is very happy with the way things are coming. One person's vision of organized isn't quite the same as somebody else's. LTC likes everything in its place. That was ingrained into him at West Point. I didn't go there, so of course I'm content with stacks of paper. The downside, now that everything is neatly arranged is, I need a treasure map to find what I need. (Perhaps I can convince Captain Jack to navigate these waters. I'm sure he'd oblige...)
But I digress...
What organizing and reconnecting with little things has done for me lately is jump start my muse. The poor dear has been sour and unruly lately, unafraid to bog me down in muck and then refuse to throw me a buoy. (The grog must not be strong enough because she's been hurtling nasty asides, shouting, "Fester and drown, ye sabberous wastrel!")
So epiphanies are great things meant to pull you in out of the depths. Here are some things I've learned lately. (They're all good and common sense related, but oftentimes forgotten in the mundane.)
1. Clean doesn't always mean it's easier to find what you need.
2. Ridding the clutter does make the office look bigger.
3. Hanging a portrait of someone who's inspired you is a really GOOD thing. (Throwing kisses at my muse!)
4. Surrounding yourself with positive quotes douses the embers of negativity.
5. It is possible to muffle a choir.
What are things you do to circumnavigate when you've veered off the charts?
(I recently read Caitlin Crews' book, Princess From the Past. The writing is phenomenal!)