Today is the day! It is the day I am going to tackle the garage. Do you hear the ominous music in the background? It is time to bring order out of chaos. It is the day to try to get stuff situated in such a way that it will be easier to get to stuff we need. Isn’t that the reason we “organize” in the first place.
The problem with this theory is that I hate to organize. I love living in organization but I don’t exactly like all the process of getting there. It requires decisions; which stuff do I keep and which do I trash; what stuff gets consolidated with others and what stuff gets it own special space; what stuff comes out of the box and what stays in. These are tough decisions requiring a lot out of me.
Truth be told, one of the reasons I am still sitting here writing this is because I want to avoid the job. It isn’t that I hate work. It is that I hate that kind of work. I would rather put slivers under my fingernails.
I think we do the same things with our lives when we have to tackle something difficult in our past or our present. We want the results without paying the price. We have to dig deep into our stuff, dealing with what we see there. Some of it needs to be discarded. Some of the stuff needs to be placed in its proper corner of our current lives. We need to look at it and discover the lessons we can learn.
The hardest part is getting started. You have to get up and move. So, I guess that is what I should do. The garage awaits after all… and so does my life!