Scared or just plain lazy?

24 Nov 2020

Am I the only person who hasn’t used the lockdown period to declutter and spring/deep clean every room and surface inside and outside of their abode?


I feel a little bit guilty that I haven’t made as much progress as I would have liked in getting rid of all the work-related clutter that I collected over 40+ years in employment (articles, magazines, books, copies of reports and/or presentations written/created by me that I was particularly proud of, including a set of acetates in their cardboard frames! (Apologies to those youngsters who have no idea what acetates are, and who never got to experience the joy of the manual projector that would overheat, causing the bulb to blow at the most inopportune moment, and when nobody had a spare bulb to hand!)


But then again, my brain tells me that if I finish this task then I won’t have an excuse not to start the next one – sorting through the thousands of digital photos I have taken over the years. Deleting those that really aren’t any good (like the one of the bird of prey flying close by that is almost completely obscured by a fabulous view of the back of the head of the person sitting in the gallery in front of me at a bird of prey flying display!), and adding tags to those I want keep, so I can do a search and find pictures easily, rather than trying to remember the date of when we visited such and such a place.


And when I’ve finished that, there are the other things on my ‘to-do’ list that I regularly ignore because there’s always something else easier/more interesting to do.


I can’t make up my mind whether I’m scared of throwing too many of my memories away, scared of what I would do if there wasn’t anything on my ‘to-do’ list, or just plain lazy.


I know you can’t answer that for me, but is anyone else just plodding along with no sense of urgency and enjoying the peace and quiet?




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