>If projects were just straightforward then they’d probably get done in a timely manner before all the build up of emotional angst and avoidance anxiety. But they aren’t, and that’s why I’ve let things pile up and up and up. One thing can’t get done because some other thing needs to be done first, but that can’t be done because some other task or errand needs to be done before that. And on and on it goes.
In order to put the new wood floor in the guest room, we need to clear out the garage so The Tick can have a place for the saw and a place to work. In order to clear out the garage, I need to clear out the cottage garage to make room to move the stuff from the garage that should be in there. In order to clear out the cottage garage I need to clean out the storage shed. And in order to clean out the shed I need to get bookcases for the den.
Every project I’ve ever encountered somehow boils down to bookcases and that’s because The Tick and I cannot ever throw out a book. Ever.
Sadly, I live over an hour away from any stores that sell things like bookcases, so that means I need to take a day to go shopping for those. Sigh.
So now that I’ve seemingly conquered the emotional obstacles and put away my major distractions, I’m faced with all the practical impediments that hindered me in the first place and I’m back fighting all the feelings of overwhelm and defeat. It seems like a vicious cycle.
All I want is a nice, clean, neat, and orderly home. Is that too much to ask? I want to know where my crap is and I want to be able to go from room to room and see all my crap nicely and neatly organized and displayed. I am sick and tired of being made sick and tired by my crap. Crap.
So, I’m off to deal with my crap today. Luckily, The Tick is off work for the next few days and he can join me in our common efforts to gain control over our crap.
Have a delightful day.