Twice yesterday, I stopped and thought something along the lines of, “where did I put that?” It was nothing important. In one case, it was a sweater I bought last year that I really liked. I couldn’t remember seeing it in my cleanup process. I was with Geeky Girl when I did this, and it annoyed her. It annoyed me too. The idea that what I was doing in the moment came to a screeching halt over a possible lost sweater bothers me.
I lost a whole purse earlier, found under a pile of coats we’d temporarily relocated. Mostly, the important stuff gets taken care of, but I don’t like the feeling that something is missing, or not getting done. I’m busy now, and going to get busier. I want my time away from work to be relaxed and not worried about where pieces of clothing are.
I took Janice’s advice and looked into the KonMari method. I purged an entire bag of clothes and that’s just tops and bottoms, no jackets, cardigans or dresses, or shoes. I’m a little worried about tackling books, but am very much looking forward to paper. I’m not doing it all at once as she suggests because I have other things to do, but my goal is to complete the process well before school starts, so that I’ll feel like everything is in order here at home. Home, to me, should be a respite from the pressures of work, and if you come home and feel like you have to dig yourself out from under stuff that’s not good. I want my surroundings to bring me peace and tranquility. So that’s my real goal. Peace and tranquility.