Somewhere in the middle of the mess I called my life this past year, there were a few lessons along the way. Those will all be the subject of a multi-part series that will probably make its debut later this month. But one thing I would like to surface address today....
I have tried so hard to make things into something they are not. The ole square peg into the round hole. It just doesn't work. I can push, twist, ram and jam....and it just is going to fight back.
It reminds me of a line from the movie Keeping the Faith. When Ben Stiller's character is tutoring a boy for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, and the poor boy just sucks. And Stiller tells him he needs to embrace the sucky-ness. "I love that I suck!" is the war-cry!
Which brings me to my point (yes, I really do have one). My home office. Sharon over at Musings of a Midlife Mom just cleaned hers up. My home office is in the room we call the playroom. It really is the dining room if you were to sell the house...but we have never used it as a dining room. It has always had kid stuff in here, and now, the home office.
My home office is completely lacking in a few key areas. One of which....REAL organization. I have the calendar in the kitchen. The bills go in a binder on a shelf in the kitchen. Miscellaneous papers end up in a few other areas. The file cabinet is over crowded, and I would guess at least half of the stuff in there can be pitched.
So I am going to quit fighting it. My dining room is NOT a dining room...it is a craft room and a home office. And it needs to look like it. And work like it. I found a template for some wall folder on Pintrest. And a way of covering the file cabinet with paper to make it more attractive (the rust just doesn't scream vintage....it screams OLD). The 2012 calendar will get posted near the computer. And for once....I am just going to embrace what I have instead of denying its true destiny.
Pictures will go along with this project....don't worry! But I owe you other pictures first. And this project will wait until after Christmas. Probably during the week the kids are off in December.
Anyone else have something in their house that they just can't admit what it REALLY is?