Tidy Desks and Tidy Thoughts

Updated: Jan 15

Hello Everyone!

So, it’s time for another diary entry huh? This one’s less adventurous, because there are times when you just have to spend some time at home, to think about the things you’ve done recently. For example, I’ve been so caught up with my work at the shop, I forgot what it was like to simply go out for the fun of it.

Most of the time, I leave the house because I have an agenda, like I need to get this for this project, or I’m meeting someone to talk about that film, or I’m obliged to go out, because this person needs me to help them. It’s always about this, that and the other, and I’ve never really gone out by myself, for myself. That’s why, every now and then, you’ll find a little gem, where I’ve decided to travel somewhere, because I felt like it.

Of course, I couldn’t have come up with this thought, without reorganising my desk, and tidying up what was essentially a mess. Seriously, I’ve been working on a foldout desk because I had (and I still have) a lot of clutter that took up desk space.

Now, that’s not to say the clutter is not there, unfortunately. It’s because I can’t throw away the clutter I have at the moment, since they’re all things that I use, and will use in the future. For example, I have two pots of pens that are full to the brim, but I can’t throw them away, because I use them all, for my bullet journal. I can’t throw away all the sketch pads and notebooks I’ve bought, because again, I’ll still use them for practice, or as diaries.

You might say I’m a hoarder, but I’m not, the books have been used, the pens are being used, even right now, and the bits and bobs that lie scattered everywhere are essential for my room’s decorations (sometimes the hooks that hold up my fairy lights come off, so I keep the spares on hand, to replace them).

The important thing is, they were haphazardly lying on my desk, because I didn’t have the time or energy to put them away properly, and that’s probably because of the way my desk organisation is laid out. Fair enough, they’ve been put away for now, but as time goes on, they’ll find themselves lying in the open again. That’s because I don’t have the right organisation system in place. I only have one decorative basket holding the bits and bobs together, right now, but I have plans to use a proper storage box to keep them in place. So, when I do get one (or several), I should be able to put things away neatly.

Now, why am I talking about reorganising my desk? It’s simple, while I can work with the mess, I can only work with it, up to a certain point, and it seems my point has been reached. Granted, it’s a temporary state, but for now, it’s a state that I can work with, because it feels like I’m turning a new leaf.

So, the lesson for today? Sometimes reorganising some aspect of your life, will give you a new outlook on life. I wouldn’t have come up with the conclusion I did, about going out by myself, once in a while, if I hadn’t decided to reorganise my desk. It just shows, that some decisions we make, don’t have to be an epiphany, or some great experience, it can just be in the little differences we make in our environment.

Well, that’s it from me today! I’m off to have me some tea. So, I’ll see you guys next time!

With love,

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