My issues with my brain are all about getting started, keeping things on track, staying organized. I am certain there are many people for whom this is has always been an issue. If that were the manner in which I operated, this would not be a big deal.
However, I was always Miss Organization. My work was always neatly arranged within my workspace and I knew how to prioritize. Files in the cabinets were clearly marked and within a moment, I could put my hands on anything I might need.
Now? Not so much.
From an alphabetized spice cabinet, I've come to a place where mail remains unopened for days. Hell. Sometimes it remains in the MAILBOX for days. I have a number of different work areas but primarily, I've moved out of my office. I can not stand being confined. I dislike sitting at my desk. My desktop computer is in need of an upgrade and frankly, I don't have the patience to reload all of the software. I'll drag my Macbook any place that "calls me" in any given moment should I decide it's time to do something.
I tried rearranging my office. It was some sort of pseudo, who the hell are you trying to fool, AnneMarie style attempt at Feng Shui. Maybe the problem is that my desk faces the window and I am distracted by the outdoors. Maybe it's because my back is facing the door? I know plenty of people who refuse to sit in a restaurant where their back is to the room. I suppose some of THOSE people have a "back stabber" thing going on? I don't know.... I only know I have a traveling office these days. It's the Macbook and where ever my brain tells me to go. The brainless leading the brain challenged.
The only thing I do know? THIS is progress. This is what the floor looked like last night and this is what I am waking to this morning. Every single thing is important. And every single thing must be addressed. Sooner rather than later. Some of those notices require letters of reply. Some require phone calls. Others require payment. Some require a deposit slip and a trip to the bank. And yes, I do have the mobile deposit app on my phone but there is limit on the number of checks so it will take an entire week for me to make these deposits if I don't just go to the bank. Bottom line? ALL require attention. Immediately. My attention. Except, I have the attention span of a flea.
In the midst of sorting this mess out, it became imperative that I snap a picture. In the words of my buddy, "You can't make this shit up." I couldn't stage this if I tried. And, I already consolidated some of this stuff BEFORE snapping the picture. I hear Beyonce. She's singing to me.... "Sucks to be you right now."
I sure could use some help. The pay sucks because technically, there is NO pay, but there would be a whole lotta laughing. Any takers? I'm sure there are at least five "to do" lists in that mess somewhere. Maybe we can turn this into a drinking game? Thoughts? Suggestions? Perhaps gasoline and a match?