Now that, by default, I’m once again a songwriter by day and night, I decided to improve my work environment. The office/studio/catroom, though fairly large, serves a lot of purposes in one space and needed some organizing.

So I’ve spent much of the past few days cleaning up the office a bit. I had managed to let quite a bit of filing pile up, so I took care of that and then attacked a few bigger problems, like the magazine shelf. I recycled all our old issues of Entertainment Weekly. I realized that, of all the magazines we keep around for reference, there’s never been any reason to go back and look at an old issue of EW — or, well, actually, that’s not true. There was a reason once, but I couldn’t find the item I was looking for. Either way, they’re useless as reference tools. So they’re gone, as are a bunch of home furnishing and clothing catalogs. No money to spend, no point thinking about it.

Donated a huge pile of clothing I was planning to sell on eBay but concluded would not be worth my while as none of it was new with tags (but I kept the items that are NWT); managed to clear off several surfaces; got the Logitech USB notebook speakers working with the PowerBook (we bought them when I was doing the Indy gig and could never get sound to come out of them, but I figured out there was a system preference that needed to be set); and just generally made the place look better and be nicer to work in.

And even got some writing done first thing this morning, so my efforts are paying off.

It’s more than procrastination; it’s creating a creative workspace

4 thoughts on “It’s more than procrastination; it’s creating a creative workspace

  • May 7, 2006 at 12:13 pm
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    you are a doer. I admire that.

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  • May 7, 2006 at 12:27 pm
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    Hey, nice! This coming from someone who seems do-ing an awful lot lately. I think your front of not being a do-er is unraveling.

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  • May 7, 2006 at 1:34 pm
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    You evaluated what needed to be done, and then you did it. Good for you.

    -J

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  • May 7, 2006 at 5:51 pm
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    Thanks. It seems so silly to accept kudos for something so simple, but coming from the place where I’ve been for these last few months, it is definitely progress and I appreciate your recognizing it.

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