Putting Life on Hold
Posted May 11, 2008on:
Remember “The Shining”? All work and no play make Jack a dull boy . . . that movie scared me so much I haven’t seen a scary movie in the theater since – and I think I saw “The Shining” in 1980.
But that’s not the point; the point is that even though there are still many areas of my house and my life that need work, I have to make time for creative projects (scrapbooking, knitting), socializing and twiddling my thumbs. Recharging, they call that, right?
A friend invited me to get together this afternoon while our husbands took the kids out to the park. I almost said no because I thought I should take advantage of time at home alone to “work” on something; there’s always a million things to do when you’re on a quest for order!
I realized that I’m a little obsessed now about all this organizing . . . either I’m writing about it, reading about it or tackling some project or other. But what will be left when I’ve finally reached organizational nirvana?
There’s a big (disorganized, messy) world out there and I still want to be in it! I still want to have friends and hobbies and a life – isn’t that why I’m on this quest in the first place?