Forging Ahead / Looking Back

I had a dream.
I remembered it.
Taken one way or another it seems I want a change of life direction.

So, with no clue as to just where any turn should be made I tackled the obvious detritus that has accumulated since the last big change.

I shredded a few years of uncontested bank statements.  I shredded my rental lease terminated two years ago.  I shredded the mess of expired post-retirement, pre-Medicare health insurance policies.  I shredded a ream of paperwork documenting an assortment of hassles, miscommunications and snafus involving my cross-continental move.

I had celebrated tax day by shredding all of my sufficiently musty income tax returns.  But while I was sorting and shredding those old bank documents I found the two years of recent tax returns that were missing.  Light shines through where there had been a mess!

Now there’s a thirty gallon bag full of shreddings and recyclable paper down by the trash.

My file cabinet is no longer a jumbled jungle.

Clearing out the rest of it seems almost a satisfying prospect.

But, although I do remember those old days when I was an $8 / hour contracted office temp, usually hired to sort towering piles of paper; I’m pretty certain that’s not the direction I am supposed to go this time around.


Author: American Declutterer

I've had three careers, moved among thirteen states, and cleared four houses after loved ones moved on. Sometimes you just have to look at all the stuff and laugh. Then get back to discarding.

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