Why, oh why did I let old bank statements, paid utility bills and other personal and financial records pile up on me to the point where I feel that I am drowning in paper??? Years and years of paper that I wasn't comfortable recycling just in case anything should fall into the wrong hands - one hears so much about identity theft and the ravages that can cause - so I guess I became a bit paranoid and just kept it all; it was OK for a while, but it has now reached a crisis point and my project here in January has been to clear this up as well as numerous other chores that needed doing.
Three years ago with every good intention I bought a small shredder but never got any further, and would you believe it - it was still in its unopened box? I should get a medal for laziness/procrastination, but what can one do when there are so many other much more interesting things to do?
However, now is the time and fortunately the shredder still works and I am half way there - though
slowly, as it can only do two, three sheets max at a time as well as running hot after only 30 min. or so.
Very annoying, but I am learning to do short bouts of it as well as tackling other jobs alongside; it is going quite well: several household chores are done, the studio has been tidied up - at least the worst areas, and I am in the process of gessoing a number of canvasses so that they are ready when the other jobs are finished - they have been my "carrot" and reward for finally getting organized - I am not allowing myself to start painting until I am done - or I would never get there.
Hopefully in a week or so - can't wait --------------!
And now that one can start noticing the days getting longer - things are indeed looking up!!!!!!!