Nothing can cause turmoil and the defeat of accomplishment as quickly as disorganization. ~ – Unknown
I am trying. I promise I am. I never realized just how disorganized I am until I started trying to put The Unknown Witch together. You’d think, now that I’m retired and have nothing to do all day, I’d have plenty of time on my hands. Not so. Chaos eats up my time!
For instance, I meant to put my self-evaluation worksheets up on my website days ago. I can’t find them. They are lost somewhere on my ‘puter. Oh, I’ll find them eventually, but I need them now. How could I lose something so thoroughly on my itty-bitty computer, you ask?
Well to begin with, I have at least fifty thousand books on my computer, probably more. I haven’t counted them. I have so many; I was dangerously low on memory until I bought my little portable hard drive thingie. I love that thing. My books were in different folders, scattered here and there throughout my computer, so I put all those folders in one folder on my portable hard drive and downloaded the latest version of Calibre. Now I’m sorting through them and getting them cataloged so I can find what I need when I need it without having to sift through thousands of books to find one particular book. That’s taking up a lot of my time.
In my quest for organization, I have also started planning my website, page by page, post by post. Making lists, mind maps, charts etc. etc. etc. That takes time, too. All this is in between trips outside to take Mela and Duck out to potty and of course they have to be played with. They crave attention. Me-Me always seems to know when I’m busy writing and comes over to try to climb into my lap. Since she’s a Great Dane and at six months, bigger than a full grown Golden retriever, this is not a fun or pain free experience. More time killed.
I’m so busy, sometimes I forget to eat. (Don’t know how I manage to stay so fat!) On a day when I do nothing but read, I can read five or six books a day, now I’m lucky if I can find time for an hour a day to read. I miss reading. It’s torture to have so many books at my finger tips and not be able to read them.
At the moment, I have less than twenty pages and posts on The Unknown Witch. I have to do better. My goal for now, is to finish the planning stages for sixty days in advance and complete at least four pages and one post daily. One day, hopefully in the not so distant future, I’ll have enough material up to make it worthwhile for visitors to stop by.
Oh well, as the dog said after he swallowed the peach pit, “This too, shall pass.” I just gotta get organized!