Row80 – Week 9, Wednesday Check In
Sometimes I wonder if I have hoarder tendencies. I’m a big fan of minimalism in theory but in practice when it comes time to give things up, I struggle with the weirdest things. We live in an RV and the small space living means that I need to be pretty ruthless about decluttering. Somehow, stuff keeps piling up. Today, my project was the cabinet above the table and the files of old paperwork.
Repair invoices for a vehicle we no longer have? Toss. A pile of very old cell phones, a kindle that won’t charge unless you hold the cord in place, and a tangle of cords we haven’t used in probably a year? Offered to a person on craigslist looking for e-waste for donations/projects. Notes on loose leaf paper stuffed into a folder for writing projects that have since been abandoned or finished ? Scanned or typed. No problem.
Then I hit a snag. Partially used notebooks and last year’s planner. I can pull the information I need out of them, scan it, and toss the rest, right? But…but…sniffle. They’re good notebooks. They are. Why can’t I keep them? Because I don’t have much extra space and I’m not using them. Be logical. There’s no reason they can’t go. They’re in the trash now but it was an emotional struggle. Weird, right? I don’t usually buy new notebooks anymore and a planner would have to be pretty special to get me to buy it because I switched to bullet-journal style planning in a rocketbook to scan all of my stuff and then just wipe it clean but I miss paper sometimes.
- Monday – 333 SGA fanfic, 1215 nonficton
- Tuesday – 877 fiction, 1121 nonfiction
- Wednesday – 959 nonfiction
I’ve been thinking about my goals for next round too. I’m definitely planning to have a word range amount for the fiction and a clear indicator of when the lowest amount is okay. I also want to incorporate more focus. Right now, my fiction is spread over a bunch of projects and I randomly start new stuff when the urge strikes. I’d like to focus in a bit more and have a goal to actually finish a few long-ish short stories. I need to think about how many is realistic.