As some of you may know I run two websites. BW Media Spotlight is my daily examination of the art of storytelling, with the goal of making myself a better storyteller. This website I used to get myself to do a clutter clearing project or review something to see if I still want it or not, thus clearing out clutter that way. I had planned to take a week or two off of BW to keep from getting burnout, but still doing some minor fixes on that site and this one, while still having the energy to do a clutter project for this week.

Then the coronavirus hit and I figured I should do something since so many people were at home. I thought I could do one article a day rather than the usual one big one and two minor once, and that would allow me to get some kind of breathing room and still do the site work and personal stuff I wanted. It didn’t work out that way. Instead the two mindsets clashed, I had trouble sleeping last week (which oddly had nothing to do with worry, just some mild insomnia) and was too tired to do a lot by the end of the week. This meant burnout was still a concern and I didn’t have the energy or mindset to do any clutter clearing. So I didn’t get to do anything for The Clutter Report this week and no weekly comic strip for BW.

So despite having an almost captive audience I’m going to have to take a full week off to get other things done, rest, and hopefully come back stronger and ready to go. It would be nice if the pandemic was all over with and we could leave our homes for things beyond emergencies, but if not I’ll be returning with reviews and comics for that site and a full project for this site plus some site work that needs to be done. I’ve had too many stalls on this lately and I’m getting concerned. However, I’m also pretty stubborn so we’ll see what wins out. Hopefully you’re taking some time to declutter your own homes and you can see how far I’ve come doing this one day a week and get your own mess in order with all the time we now have on our hands. Also, look for the #coronakindness on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media to see how people are helping their neighbors and pushing back against the isolation and frustration we’re all going through right now, even a virtual shut-in like me. Good luck!