Hello my dear Forum Friends,
Year Three of Pandemic Pandemonium! Well, I say ‘pandemonium’ to be alliterative, but really it’s awfully quiet where and how I live. If it was a quiet rippling river pre-covid, it’s now a wind whisper.
I wondered if I could pick your brains on a design matter. If there are two categories we could divvy up our habit selves into, I guess we’d have the neat and tidy, organised lot, and then we’d have the boho-artist-writer-creator living in a mess. Usually she can find stuff, but often something super important goes missing. Can you guess which one I am?
I have been bothered by my lack of organisation and untidy ways for as long as I’ve been sick. And myopic! Which doesn’t help. So here’s me, being desperately nosy but also specific in that nosiness - what is your bedside table like? How have you arranged your bedroom to accommodate The Lupus (and all the additional co-morbidities)? I have never achieved the goal of figuring out a beautiful system for my gazillion vials of glaucoma eye drops, my usual tablets plus the unusual but just in case tablets, my kettle, water bottle, morning munchies, midnight snackies, pots of tiger balm, vitamins, glasses (for drinking and for seeing)… and on and on… a place for socks, piles of books, chargers, gadgets… not to mention all my writerly requirements… when you’re sick, and often bed bound, you need the house near your bed. How to achieve this without A Mess??
To visualise my bedroom, I offer you the mirror opposite. This is Flannery O’Connor’s bedroom, out of which she wrote and rested - those are her metal crutches, which she used to get about her parents’ dairy farm in Milledgeville, Georgia - where she spent her last years succumbing to The Lupus.
Post pictures if you want to, or word pictures are perfect too - but this is me, hoping to snaffle a few tips & tricks without having to read ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear or any other terrifying self help book.