Monday, July 12, 2010

Crunch Time

I'm just days away from a big event. As is often the case when I'm really busy with one event, other things have gotten rather chaotic.

The house is a mess. There are dishes in the sink. Other projects are on hold. One of my other groups has a meeting tonight I might skip. Life can get out of control and "put on hold" when a big event is coming up.

I don't like it. It is actually harder to plan for an event when the house is chaotic. I forgot to take something with me to a meeting yesterday because the table was covered with crap and I didn't see the thing I was supposed to take.

Disorganization and the chaos which comes from it--they are things I constantly struggle with and constantly say I will deal with and fix. So far I've never gotten a real hold on it. I've temporarily improved things but the fixes are never permanent.

When "Crunch Time" comes up, things get even worse and show me how much I need to get organized and have a system for dealing with things. If it was routine to put things away (indeed, too many things don't have a place to be, so they can't be put away), then it would be harder for things to descend to this level of mess.

As usual, I'm going to promise myself to get organized--next week. We'll see. It would be nice if this was one time I actually managed it and not just temporarily.


  1. Gentle reminder - after the event is over, remember that you deserve a break and a rest. After that, you can get organised :)

    Good luck!

  2. Probably needed that reminder: I have a tendency to dwell on "shoulds" and not take it easy. Thanks!


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