You know, for someone who supposedly hates routine, I sure have a hard time with variation sometimes.
This weekend I tossed my writing plans (for Sunday and the holiday Monday) for a major reorganization of where I want my writing space to be. Lets just say that it had gotten so bad that a pile of stuff actually fell over and moved my monitor, and that just isn’t a feasible way to do work.
So, clevermonkey and I re-hauled the whole loft, including going through all the abandoned filing systems of my previous (um let’s see….8? yes, 8 sounds right) 8 years of anthropology study. I’ve put everything into 4 piles: academic papers that I want to file, other stuff I need to file, things related to this thesis work that I need to file, and things that I need to do something about. The do something about pile is tiny! Oh, joy!!! So now I just need to figure out a coherent, single filing system and I’m golden.
As legitimate as that was (Boice certainly emphasizes the importance of a comfortable work space), I feel curiously resistant to working today. Because I have to go to the doctor and then travel in the late afternoon! Yeesh.
I guess there’s a lot of ways to talk yourself out of doing something. Its even easier when the alternatives are useful ways to spend your time. I still have a ways to go to make my whole work-flow situation into one which is easy. But at the same time, the small goals I’ve been setting for myself are workable with the situation I have. So I’m going to go ahead and make some goals, and not let myself off the hook for them yet.
For today and again tomorrow:
- mindful waiting
- 15 minutes of Freewriting
- transcribe an interview (I have one particular one in mind, but I might not be able to do it all today, so if not, the same one tomorrow.)