Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar

Another Lenten update

I'm still working my way through the Konmarie method--beside helping me get my taxes done a bit earlier than usual, it convinced me I should finally trash all the papers left over from college than had been filling up my file box. Some of it was fairly neutral, but there was one really toxic memory in there that was an utter relief to tear to pieces and dump in the recycling bin. There's still a scar there, but I think I'll finally be able to let go of the whole incident. At least I don't have the physical reminder around anymore, just waiting to ambush me whenever I tried to file some piece of paperwork. (Also, the remaining paperwork is now sorted entirely by retention policy, which is another relief. No more doubts about how long I have to hang onto something!)

The results aren't as spectacular as when I sorted my books last week, but mentally it's been huge. I've even started going through my email account, clearing out more stuff dating back to college. But the next step is going to be sorting through all the stuff--everything from towels to the ugly pottery pig my one aunt gave me years ago that I don't actually like. This stage is likely going to be even more drastic than sorting though my books--I can hardly wait to wade into it tomorrow!

As to what I mentioned last week, about vastly reducing the amount of time spent online when at home, it's going pretty well--which is why all your lovely comments are piling up unanswered. They will be, I promise! But it might not happen until after Eastertide.
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