April 1, 2008 at 8:06 am
I emptied 13 shelves of books, CDs and stuffed animals on Sunday so I could rearrange my office furniture. I had to drag my heavy Steelcase desks across the room and walk two 8-foot tall bookcases into the spot they vacated, but I did it all on my own in under 5 hours. I nearly ran out of space to temporarily relocate everything during the process. I was a little worried my tall stack of library books would fall off the kitchen counter into the sink, but thankfully I did not incur any fees for damaged books. I decided the process counted as my weight-lifting for the day and took it easy for the rest of the afternoon.
I wasn’t even exhausted. I took a couple breaks, watched some Face the Nation (politicians suck), and I was surprised by how fast the whole process went. That’s one of the things about weight loss and being fit: it makes getting through life a lot easier. If I’d tried to move all my furniture 3 years ago, it would have worn me out. Simple little things like carrying in the groceries or parking a spot far away from the mall are not a big deal to me now. I like that it’s not a big deal.
I also like my new furniture arrangement. I feel a need to change things up every couple of years. I’d gotten so sick of the way my office was arranged. Now every time I step into the room I get a nice little high seeing everything organized the way I want it. I don’t know precisely what psychological affect furniture arrangement has on the human mind, but I know when my house is neat and tidy my mind feels more neat and tidy too. It’s easier to get things done than when I’m living in a messy environment.
Of course now I’ve started thinking about getting new curtains and a new entertainment center. Hmmmm, this new state of mind might start getting expensive.