I keep thinking I'll start writing regularly. But then I get caught up on how I'm going to make this space just perfectly exactly what I think I want it to be. And then I post nothing for a month (or two or four).
Except I'm still not sure what I want it to be. What's my focus? I'm not sure.
And then I realize that it doesn't really matter all that much. I'm not doing this for money. I don't put my writing "out there" (except in clicking publish).
I don't share most things: my name, my family's names, where I live, how I earn my paychecks, and so on.
There are times that I want to share more, but I'm just not that comfortable with that. (I routinely check Facebook to make sure my account is as locked down as possible. But I don't close that account for a few reasons, one of which is that I'm not sure what others will share about my family and me (especially in pictures) and I kind of want to control that. And, yes, I know I have a complicated relationship with control.)
So, for today, what do I want to share here?
Right now, I want to share a bit on whittling down.
We're almost kind of getting ready to maybe move. (Yeah, I hear me.) And in the last few weeks, I've felt bogged down by the sheer amount of stuff we own. The stuff that we've crammed into our bitty apartment.
I kind of want to purge my wardrobe and just start over. I'd love to just own a bunch of stretchy knee-length skirts, leggings, and tops. But, well, here's the thing, because I like to complicate everything: I want to make these things. I want to make really cute things with really cute fabrics. It would probably help if I could sew clothing. Hmm...
In the meantime, I'm working on purging my digital clutter.
For a good stretch here, I'm working what I like to jokingly-refer to as "normal-people hours," meaning that I'm really doing my best to work only (or just over) forty hours a week. This gives me a little time to do things like read articles! and listen to podcasts! and clean out my bookmarks!
So I just scrolled through all of the Talk of the Nation podcasts I had saved (I finally caught up on listening to TotN a few months ago, even though, yes, the show ended two years ago). I think it's time to just let go of the episodes.
I went through and pinned a bunch books and saved a couple of articles talked about in the podcast. And, now, it's time to say goodbye to Neal and company. The podcast is heading to my computer's trash, because I really don't need to hang on to it. I have 7,583 unplayed podcast episodes saved in my iTunes library right now, so I think it's time to be a little real and know that I'm not going to relisten to any episodes of TotN.
So I'll have a little hole in my iTunes library and a little more space in my computer's memory.
Okay, it's time to get back to listening to Stuff You Missed in History Class and working my way through my to-read list of articles.
Did this post get away from me a little? Yep. Am I going to leave it and post it? Yep. Perfection is the enemy of, among other things, getting things done.