Not waving but drowning

by Richard on April 25, 2006

Mad Teacher seems to have the same struggles I do.

There are a million things I have to do already this term, the pile seems to grow, my desk gets more and more buried in paper, I lose things, other people moan, I apologise.

Sounds like we both need a dose of whatever this fellow is taking.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

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Andrew 04.25.06 at 9:05 pm

I feel the pain. I can relate. Even after reading Getting Things Done — well, not all of it, but the intro and part of chapter 1 (you know, enough to get the big picture) — I’m still struggling.

AC

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Richard 04.25.06 at 9:59 pm

If reading books about being organized got you organized, I’d be organized. But…

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Maddie 04.25.06 at 11:09 pm

At least I’m not alone!

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Olive Morgan 04.26.06 at 7:26 am

Moi aussi! How did you know that sorting out all my mounting pile of papers was my main object this week? The week’s half gone and it doesn’t look much better yet!

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Ian McKenzie 04.26.06 at 2:46 pm

Ahhhh, my spiritual home. ;)

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Richard 04.26.06 at 3:41 pm

You’re by no means alone, Maddie.
Olive, I hope you do manage to tidy your papers. Or find a really good excuse to put it off until next week.
Ian - I’ve appreciated the links you’ve given to Lifehacker: I probably wouldn’t have come across it without you. But I’m still not properly organized.

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Ivan the Crank 04.26.06 at 8:15 pm

My books on getting organized are buried in piles of books that are waiting to be read.

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Olive Morgan 04.26.06 at 10:15 pm

Thanks, Richard. I have the perfect excuse for leaving until next week - I’m having to keep one leg elevated to get two large ulcers to heal (the real reason why I let it get so bad) - but I’m determined to restore order and get everything filed or destroyed by the end of the month.

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