Etched in glass, in every major language, on a hotel bathroom wall in Lisbon: Everything is Possible.
Spanish: Todo es possible.
This is my year of getting organized. I’ve been stewing about it for years. Trying to change my bad habits. But now, I have what my techy son calls “digital clutter.” And in this era, who the heck wants clutter? It weighs you down and takes your energy (so he says). In order to get out from under the weight and gain creative energy, I intend to get a handle on all my stuff, take control of my incoming, utilize Delete and Trash liberally, and be more creative. I’m still wondering if getting organized will improve or decrease my creativity? I’m betting on the former.
French: Tout est possible
I’m not saying I’m a hoarder, but I admit, I do save a lot. An awful lot! But you never know when you might need something, right? Admittedly, I can’t always find what I need or want.
Realistically though, how can a person of a certain age (moi) with years of undisciplined organizational practices, advocate of the Chaos Theory, someone with a Wild Mind who files in a horizontal (spread out all over the desk) fashion, be both creative and organized?
Portuguese: Tudo é possível.
My initial act toward organizational nirvana was to clean up my computer desktop (completely covered with files and folders!), create bins or folders, and place files where I might be able to find them when needed. Next will be to unsubscribe and delete daily incoming that I don’t use. I will also eliminate one of three email addresses. Yes, three. What was I thinking? Not clearly, for sure.
So far, refocusing 2019 marketing material into one file and donating 1 large bag of books and magazines. Today I unsubscribed from a last-year’s speaker to our writing group. I feel lighter already. But not more creative. We shall see… follow my progress and I’ll let you know how things are going. Hey, it’s only January.
I keep telling myself everything is possible!