I do want
- a clean house
- to get to where the house and its cleanliness (or not) is NOT an issue
- to finish the memoir
- the storage units gone
- get involved with some kind of community something
- get the new anthology done
I don’t want
- to feel unsafe
- to count stuff in or out
- apologize for my home, my taste, or much of my life anymore
- lose money in my jobs
- to be out of shape
- to not be creative
What I really want is #2 on the DO list. That would cover about 5 of the 12 things listed. I want to successfully work on and finish the projects I’m committed to now (memoir, new book, new job). Finally, I want to be healthier (give back to my community, feel safer, be physically fit, unapologetic and creative).
Health better physically/emotionally
No absolutes, except the jobs, which require them.
Well, the house being “clean” is an absolute, but there’s 10,000 shades of gray in what a “clean” house is. Mine right now would be a house without misc. stuff stored in it, in boxes. Of course that doesn’t actually mean the house is clean at all, just less clutter.
Okay, that’s my next concrete goal: no more boxes stored IN the house. I will exempt the attic, closets and current work. (Can’t process the stuff if I don’t have it) Interesting idea! I wonder how long it would take me to do this? If I was just pitching boxes & their contents, it would take about 2 days. But of course, that isn’t what’s happening.
Whirrrrrrrrrrr/click/clICK/CLANK (wheels going ’round)
I’ll think on it!