On the sink in the bedroom, right next to where I hang my uniforms, is a little wire basket. You can see it there in the background next to the toolbox that I use as a footstool. It measures about 8" long by 6" wide by 3" deep. Not very big.
I use it to dump stuff out of my pockets when I get home. Ostensibly so I can file them later.
Today I was in a cleaning mood so I emptied out the little wire basket and sorted out the papers I should file and keep. The stuff you see there on the floor is the stuff I decided to keep.
About half of what was jammed in that little wire basket. The rest went in the trash can.
The rest is all leave forms and memos and use of force paperwork and job orders, etc.
I'm a little embarrassed to say it, but there was a leave slip in there from 2006.
I guess that shows how long it's been since I cleaned out the basket and did any filing.
And of course when I opened up the filing cabinet, stuff just fell out on the floor in a pile. Looked like I had just been throwing stuff in there for awhile now. Sheesh.
So it looks like I have my work cut out for me. At least I am throwing away some crap and getting rid of a little bit of it.
I have decreed that this is the year I am going to get rid of any useless crap that I have just laying around. I have already gotten rid of quite a bit, even though it hurt to part with some of it. It's been a learning experience.
Will there be a whole new me? Oh snap no.
But I will be toting much less baggage, believe me.
And yes, I know the carpet in my office is nasty. Years of dogs and foster kids will do that.
It's cleaner than it looks.
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