Yikes, two days to catch up on instead of just one. Not my best move, but a learning experience, perhaps. Anyway, what should have been January 29’s post follows…
I kind of like Fridays now. Not that I didn’t before, mind you, but since we changed how we do check runs, Friday now has time for me to play catch-up, to a certain extent.
My desk is…disorganized. It has always been disorganized. It was disorganized in my last go-round in Corporate America, both pre- and post-outsourcing. And it’s disorganized for exactly the same reason as my living space: in general, I can find what I need, and there’s usually something more important to do than file (or at home, something more fun than decluttering).
Because, with apologies to Ben Franklin, there is nothing certain in this life except death, taxes…and housework, however you define it and wherever it takes place.
It is, therefore, always something mentioned on my performance reviews, and I can’t blame them since just because I can find $Thing doesn’t mean anyone else would be able to if I were out of the office. At home, it translates to…stuff. Books and magazines, mostly, and not terribly organized storage of anything else.
This is a drawback when one lives in a very small space. But in the same way I have trouble cooking for one person instead of a crowd, I have trouble consolidating my stuff — before this, there was always room for it. Even if it was poorly organized, I could always get it out of sight in case of company, for example. But I no longer have the luxury of space.
Which means I have to learn how to be a stuff-wrangler. This is a challenge.
But it will be a good thing.