Tag: clutter

If you’ve been around these parts awhile, you’ll know how notorious I am for the stack of paper that travels with me wherever I go, the physical embodiment of all the ideas I’ve dreamt up over the years and the foundation for so much of the work I’ve been putting out of late.

I guess you could say that I’ve never met a story I didn’t like, holding on to everything I’ve ever worked on, whether it was a scribbled sentence or two that I thought offered plenty of promise, or an entire manuscript for a book that’s yet to be published. More often than not, I find myself combining different ideas together into something I never even dreamt of when I separately worked them out, acting like a literary Rumpelstiltskin and trying to find the truest version of every idea of what I’m trying to introduce to the world.

It’s challenging work, though. The older I get, the more responsibility life piles on my plate, probably looking for someone

  • It’s Okay to Outgrow Things!

    It’s Okay to Outgrow Things!

    Last updated on February 6th, 2024 at 04:26 pmLife changes only help cement things we know already. At our 2011 wedding, I knew there were plenty in attendance who I wasn’t seeing again anytime soon, with me moving from Mississauga to eastern Toronto, and frankly, changing my priorities as I made room for new things…

  • All Right, STOP. Collaborate and LISTEN.

    All Right, STOP. Collaborate and LISTEN.

    Last updated on February 12th, 2024 at 08:12 pmIf you read my last post you’ll know that I’m at a crossroads with the blog, feeling like I’m going in circles when I try to produce amazing content. It’s not for a lack of ideas—my desk is like a mad scientist’s secret lab, with me tinkering…

  • Tradition, Tailoring and Tilling My Land

    Tradition, Tailoring and Tilling My Land

    Last updated on February 10th, 2024 at 12:26 amWhat’s struck me so far as I write these year-end wrap-ups is that I’m dealing with the list of a maniac. At 100 items, it takes 3.65 days to complete each one, or 8,760 hours. But if I sleep 6 hours a night, that’s suddenly 6,570 hours.…

  • Clutter: The Final Frontier

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 08:52 pmYou can’t live in a sty forever. With more than 80% of the year done and over with, most of the stuff that kept me busy earlier in the year went right with it. The days aren’t as busy, yet in ways, they feel just as hectic.…