As part of a struggle to retrieve a lawn chair and folding table, to get some work done will enjoying the outdoors, I stumbled over my snowboard. This winter–yes I know that officially spring begins in a few days–I managed to hit the slopes for two solid days of snowboarding. Not enough to gain mastery over my mischievous, knee jarring board but enough to enjoy a few thrilling rides down the slope. Like all good things, there is a time to put away some things to start some new aspect of life. So I put away the snowboard, and after some careful Tetris-work I managed to pull out the folding table. Plus I found an old pair of sandals, which I am proudly wearing right now… in an attempt to declare this day as shorts and sandals weather. In a way, I am glad that I can retire my snowboard for this season.
I am also happy that I can retire my resume for now. Having found a nice new job, means I don’t have to deal with the joys of applying for new positions and dealing with interviews. I can now concentrate on developing my skills again. Possibly learning a new language or framework or two. Most importantly, I can finally catch up on the huge mound of work and projects that I felt undone as I searched for a new job. I am glad I can concentrate on this, and not job hunting. (Note for my friends: this catch-up effort is also the reason I’ve been rather silent recently. Even by sleeping less, I still feel a tad overwhelmed by the work I have to do soon.)
Finally I am glad that I can retire some of my old bad habits. This Lent I took the opportunity to retire my gaming habits and my will-do-later-cause-my-me-time-is-more-important. Not all my bad habits and less than graceful behaviours have gone, however I am glad that this Lent gave me the opportunity to start a new chapter in my spiritual side. I am glad that I feel closer to God, my Creator, and also my fellow humans. I wish I could explain the joy I get when I truly try to be thankful for what I have. And I wish I could explain how letting God into your life, will only increase the joy, wonderment and experiences in ones life. It makes me sad that I’ve seen a few of my friends turn away from those graces, and I hope that we will return back in time.
Time for me to stop writing more on this post. There is so much to do, that I feel guilty for not getting back to work. I hope everyone enjoys a warm sun-filled spring, a productive start to the second quarter, and a blessed Lent! See you all soon!
I think I just hit a new milestone in my organizational efforts. I just finished tagging and categorizing the last of my blog posts. A long effort but finally done. I almost want to take a moment to step back and admire my handiwork. But unfortunately, today I’ll be heading off to party hosted by the Huddarts. So I don’t have time to stop and celebrate, at least not until tonight.
In addition I finished balancing my accounts and ledgers this morning. This could not of been possible, if I had not yesterday filed away most of my papers. The expanding file idea seems like a stroke of genius now. I can easily find everything, takes up less space and I feel organized. I managed to compress space and create time. And this all thanks to a bit of time, money and effort. My next goal will involve clearing out the junk and clutter I’ve collected over the years. With some effort, time and perhaps a bit of money I’ll finally be able to live neatly in the small room that I own.
Still this week my schedule suffered from my efforts. I have walked around sleep deprived. I put off tasks that need to finish. But at least I can safely say my long term goals and projects seem closer to realization.
OK, moment of reflection over. I need to plan for tonight. And I need to acquire breakfast. Also I need to get to those defered tasks. Maybe I can find time to move my projects forward too.
Yesterday proved to be a productive day. I am pleased with the expanding file I bought. I could finally find an organized place for all those bills, receipts and miscellanous loose leaves of paper that clutter my room. In addition I am caught up on my correspondence. Looks like I’m making progress in the dating game too, something I thought would never come about. Of course I will not for sure until I know for sure. Still as the amount of near-misses increases, so does the likelyhood of a hit. All in all I am at ease.
I still need to organize more and clear up both my physical and digital clutter. The digital clutter only requires time. But I am severly lacking space in the physical world, and I am not sure how to deal with this. I have to either consolidate something or get rid of a large volume. Nothing really comes to mind that can help me with this. I do have some ideas. When you are dealing with a small space, you have to get real creative with managing space. And no the answer is not digitizing as much as possible, since that takes too long. I might need to do some research into this problem.
For the most part, I’ve dealt with my lack of time problem. I make time and tunnel out chunks of free time when I can. But making space eludes me at the moment.
UPDATE: I read up some interesting ideas for saving space. Need to get rid of stuff especially out of date things, unused clothes, and old pointless notes. Also I need to see if I can convert objects into money, as that will help motivate me to cut deeper. Hmm… this is gonna take some time and effort.