Yeah, it’s the 6th, but I just put my parents on the plane so this is the first day I’ve been free to do anything for myself.
Today’s project will involve books, I think. K went through and pulled out a big pile of books that he didn’t really feel a need to keep. I will go through those and figure out whether I have a burning desire to keep any of them (probably not) and then get them somewhere OUT OF THE HOUSE… Goodwill, or Half-Price Books, or perhaps BookCrossing releases. Would be cool to release a huge slew for BookCrossing all at once – maybe a few of them would actually get reported on!
Then I will do an enormous figurative decluttering in my life by contacting my graduate adviser and making an official decision to drop out of the program. I don’t need the actual PhD, I think, to make me credible on the job market. I may need some training in other areas – business, and technical subjects. That training won’t happen by me writing a dissertation that no one will read.
There’s an LJ feed for a decluttering: unclutterer . I’ve subscribed in the hopes of ideas and inspiration. But I have to say; their recent recommendation that I cut off all my hair so I can get rid of all the brushes, product, hair gadgets, etc…. that’s a level of uncluttering that I’m not willing to adopt. In case anyone was wondering.