Do you remember when my desk was neat?

It wasn’t really all that long ago, but I got out of the tidying habit when it seemed there wasn’t much point in caring (*cough* 2020) and then I got crazy busy trying to get out of that mindset and back to work.

Well, the work part is going really well at the moment, with great things happening around here–but the neatening has all gone out the window. We need to change that back again. So, I am going to be working on my desk for the next little while, and I will share the results when I make some headway. I am trying to get my big office set up again so I can do my Etsy stuff and the writing in there and put this desk back to paying bills and playing games. It’s gonna take a while, but we’ll see what I can get done between now and the end of the day and I will share the progress.

But first — I have to go do my 250 steps for this hour. Be back soon.

Did you miss me? I am loving my FitBit (Affiliate link) which gives me reminders to move a bit every hour as well as tracking steps and a bunch of other things I haven’t figured out yet. Between it and Noom, I have lost 12 pounds since March. But that won’t help get my desk cleaned up!

I don’t think I’ve shared my Lifebook with you. Here it is:

Don’t worry, I’m not going to show you every page, but I wanted to show the scope. As you can see, it can be a place to gather all sorts of memories–photographs, greeting cards, postcards, business cards, membership cards, funny jokes, ticket stubs, trading cards–pretty much anything (reasonably) flat you can think of. There are lots of page options out there. Sleeve protectors come in all shapes and sizes.

This book has memories from the baby picture my mom gave me through our trip to Ireland. Basically 60 years of memories. It’s starting to get totally full though, so I am thinking of splitting out the career achievements to a separate book. The point is, that this is a great way to keep treasured memories where they can be appreciated instead of all over the place like this.

You can see things peeking out that haven’t made their way into the book yet. Getting those items into their correct place will help clear a chunk of the desk for the next phase of sorting.

Any office supply store or local hobby store is a good place to look for page protectors if you want to start your own book. And the notebook itself can be anything. I think this big 4″ one came from my dad’s old office or somewhere like that, but with school potentially getting back to normal in the fall, anywhere with school supplies should have a selection.

I’m going in–wish me luck.

Okay. It doesn’t look like a big progress, but it is SOME progress, and I have put away many things in the book. That stack in the middle there is much shorter…but now I have to go make dinner. After my steps.

I will keep you updated. ūüėČ

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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