MORNING COFFEE | Fresh Start
Ever had one of those weeks? You know, the ones where, no matter how hard you try, you still end up feeling like you’re running just to catch up with yourself? This has been one of those weeks.
I’ve no idea what went wrong. I mean, I haven’t been ill, I’m not feeling stressed – absolutely nothing bad has happened, which I guess makes it count as a pretty good week, all things considered. Nevertheless, though, every morning I’ve woken up feeling like I just want to get right back into bed, and dream the day away.
I’ve had a serious lack of energy/motivation, in other words, and although I did write some more of the book, I’m not particularly happy with what I’ve written, so there’s a chance those words will all end up being deleted in the final edit – assuming I ever get to that stage! It’s been a sluggish start to the year, and I was hoping that I’d have had a much-needed injection of energy and enthusiasm by now, but instead I feel a bit like those ‘New Years Resolutioners’ I used to see every January at the gym: I started off with the best of intentions, but one month in, I’m all, “Wait a minute: you mean I have to keep on doing this? Like, forever? But… I just want to go back to bed and read: can’t I just do that instead?” Ah, laziness: the eternal enemy!
The week hasn’t been completely wasted, though. Having accepted that I probably wasn’t going to be accomplishing much in the way of writing/runing, I turned my attention to other things instead, one being a massive closet clear-out and reorganise. I’ve been intending to replace the chunky wooden hangers my sweaters and tops live on with space-saving flocked ones for a while now, and this week I finally got round to it. Changing everything over was way more time-consuming than I’d expected it to be, but it gave me the opportunity to have a long, hard look at my closet, get rid of some items that should have been sent to the great wardrobe in the sky a long, long time ago, and to promise myself that I will never buy another cream sweater or top again, because SERIOUSLY, AMBER.
The new hangers don’t look as nice as the old ones did, but they take up less space, and make everything look neater: for some reason, those wooden hangers made everything look a bit higgledy-piggledy (Pause while I wonder if “higgledy-piggledy” is an actual expression, or just one of those phrases my parents made up. OK, my spell-check is accepting it – and also correcting my spelling of it – so I guess we’re good to go…), but these ones make everything hang at the same level, so I’m thinking of getting some more for my dresses. Can you believe I just wrote an entire paragraph about flocked hangers? Me neither.
Anyway, seeing as this post has taken a turn for the boring, I’m just going to go with it, and also tell you that I continued the good work I started in the dressing room by also cleaning the rest of the house. Not that I don’t do that anyway, I hasten to add, but honestly, cleaning is my solution to everything. Bad day? Clean the house. Good day? Clean the house. And so on and so forth. It may not make for the most interesting blog material unfortunately, but it does mean that I get to start afresh on Monday, with an organised closet and a clean, fresh house. New week, new month… er, new me? For the second time this year?
Oh well: there’s no limit on the number of fresh starts you can give yourself, so here’s to another one for me! But how was your week?[separator type=”thin”]
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