Friday, September 25, 2020

Starting My Own New Chapter (Holly Schindler)

 The pandemic has stolen from us all. It's stolen our time together. It's stolen our ability to get out in the world. It's stolen graduation ceremonies and proms. In the worst of all cases, it's stolen our health. It's stolen money and jobs. It's stolen our loved ones. 

It's also stolen our feeling of having any control over our lives. 

And so, after finishing my latest book (the last of my Ruby's Place Christmas series), I decided to start my own new chapter. Out with the old, the held onto for far too long. 

I'm in the midst of carving out a new workspace. Right now, it looks, well...


 

In a way, it's nothing. A space. A clean-out. What is that, in light of everything that's going on outside my door?

Only, it's also my workspace. A place of creation and dreaming. 

And right now, I think we all know just how important those two things really are... 

It's also--small as it is--giving me some feeling over control over something. Over my domain. Over some sort of space around me. 

...really, though. I wasn't kidding about that dump truck. I honestly think I'm gonna need one.

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  1. I think you might, too! Good luck. I want to see the after pics!

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    1. It took a full week! But I got the insides of my file cabinets all sorted, too. :)

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  2. Been there too, several times. The first was when we redecorated my room at the old house. Then we moved a year later to a much smaller home. I share my office with my wife's sewing stuff, BUT the creep of book piless, computer stuff and things I'm thinking about selling on Ebay never seem to diminish.

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    1. Oh, man, the computer stuff! I'm a cord hoarder. And a regular Ebayer.

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  3. Great work, and good luck! I was decluttering for a while this summer, but ... not so much lately. Must try again!

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    1. All it takes is just a couple of days with me, and everything's all messed up again. I'm determined to keep on top of it this time. (Not that I've ever said that before or anything...)

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