I dislike when people complain about being busy. So often it sounds like a phony complaint. Therefore, I’m not going to complain about being busy right now. Right now, I feel cluttered. My desk is cluttered with papers and books. My desktop has more files open than I’d care to admit. My hours are being spent trying to prioritize between work (and all that involves) and family. As a result, my mind feels as cluttered as my desk looks.
I finished office hours with my grad students later than expected this afternoon. Once I wrapped up my work, I got a snack: cheese and crackers. I brought it back to my desk and heaped it on the clutter that has become my physical desktop. I’ve been stuffing my face while trying to work through a SOLSC-related situation that’s stressing me out. As soon as I get that under control, I’m going to try to clean up this desk. Perhaps then my mind will be less cluttered as well.