Posted by Sue on Nov 12, 2006
Well- what can I say. It’s aready November 12 at 10 pm and this weekend I’ve been nibbling away on my extra piece of humble pie.
What is that about?
Well- quite possibly you are a visitor here because decluttering and getting organized are challenges for you. You may also be here because you find moving around the internet and its many forms as easy as turning on the light and you decided to follow some link to learn something that will make your clutter problems just a bit less difficult.
When I respond to decluttering questions I feel at ease and contented. I like sharing what I know about making spaces and I get a sense of having been helpful and oh yes- a bit wise. I am pleased to explain whatever I can to readers and clients. I can be gentle and patient – discussing this and that about making a space – happy with the information I am making available.
BUT when I am on the other end of the learning game – does that feel different!
Here’s the scoop. Last month I finished my new website and also had this BLOG created for me. Then I got swamped doing a million other things and also went to visit my father who is 88 1/2 and moving from the Vienna flat that has been his home for 40 years. So for several weeks I haven’t touched my website and yesterday when I looked at it and decided to edit a little I discovered that I couldn’t remember how to do the editing!
Humble Pie R-ME! NOT KNOWING how to do something is NOT FUN …in my books! How could I NOT know how to do that simple thing. SO THIS is what it feels like when something so basic is mind boggling. THIS is what my clients probably feel like when decluttering is so difficult for them.
This weekend I was reading about blogging and all the ways it can be used and here I am with a blog that is supposed to get lots of “traffic” and I’m supposed to be able to write articles that get links on other websites – and folks are supposed to be able to come to this blog to chat about their organizing troubles and get good advice and plenty of good old TLC .. and what is happening??? I duuno. Not much. A fellow classmate posted one post and I never wrote back! There’s so much I don’t know. It’s hard to imagine I will ever feel capable in this arena.
HOW CAN I SAY THIS ON A (PUBLIC)BLOG?
In the old school of life, I probably wouldn’t tell you any of this …but if I can’t admit to being challenged how can I expect clients to? So here’s the scoop … I KNOW what it feels like to NOT know how to do something with ease while others all around me seem to it so speedily. YUCKY— like a big piece of humble pie!
Thus I hereby promise that more than ever I will respect the degree of struggle and despair you may feel about your space. If you happen to read this –please remember that whatever you do well- there’s someone else who would do anything to have that skill. And whatever you don’t do well … it gives you a helpful reminder of how someone else may feel when struggling to accomplish a task that is totally easy to you.
And now it’s getting late -to be quite honest- I don’t know how to close this and then add more later … I am hoping that when I close this it will actually stay available to you. If I could I would save now and work on it more tomorrow but I don’t know how to store it safely so I’ve been pushing past eye drooping fatigue.
Can YOU tell me how to SAVE so it will be here tomorrow? Do you have a question about decluttering and organizing that you’d like to ask me? Rest assured! – I’ve had a very healthy portion of humble pie and can appreciate any you might be swallowing.
Good night dear folks out there in cyberspace… may your next hours go well …and do WRITE something/ANYTHING if you find this.. If you have hints or questions — all the better. I imagine this as a place to chat.
Buenas noches! Joanna
p.s. Just found an edit button AFTER I posted this so I’ve been back to edit (YAY) and really am saying good night. Hope you’ll visit my website if you haven’t … and DO drop me a line about your own assortment of victories and challenges.