I know it’s not a word. Just work with me here.

I was hoping that this week I would finally get back to clutter maintenance of some kind. I had to go out for milk, the bathroom needed cleaning again, and I still didn’t work on this week’s comic strip for my other site. At the very least I was hoping to do some virtual cleaning. Being sick led to my email boxes starting to fill up again and my YouTube backlog grew again because I was too tired to deal with either the last few weeks. Even my RSS feed is filling up with articles I need to read.

2021 doesn’t seem to be any better for me than 2020 was. At least I got stimulus money when I could use it and I’m already used to being stuck home, but this year isn’t starting off on a good footing. There’s a project I was hoping to resume, maybe get back on schedule, or come up with a schedule that would allow me to get projects done and still enjoy my weekends or something (except for when I do my clutter cleaning that I haven’t done). My biggest worry though is falling back into the habits that led to me making this site to get myself to organize. “I need an article this week. I need to clean something!” has basically been the mantra that got me either organizing a drawer, looking over things to see if I want to keep them or not, or making an area look less like crap. And being sick is probably the best way to fall back into old habits that end up with stuff everywhere. Tell me you’re not less inclined to clean when all you want to do is lie in bed, and then have to find the motivation to get back to it once you’re feeling better. I’ll tell you you’re either rare or full of it…and most likely the latter.

I have to push myself to get back in the game, not just here but in stuff I do for the other site. I want to get caught up on emails, DVR, YouTube, RSS, and actual work projects that you probably also don’t care about unless you also read my other site. Maybe the goal I need to set for this year is less about organizing the clutter and more about organizing myself. It won’t matter if I can’t either get my sleep schedule back in order or learn to work with it, like I learned to do with my art style. I just need to figure out how to do either and which is the best idea. I don’t want to fall back into my old habits, but it may also mean deciding between a clutter project and one of my art projects or some other resolution. I’m going to have to think about this if I’m ever going to push forward instead of just fighting to stay caught up.