I spent very little time on Gather today. I just could not think of anything to write. Nothing inspired me, so I decided to clean. I have been trying to make an effort to simplify my life by ridding myself of excess stuff. I worked on the area around my desk, and managed to organize, file and shred a huge amount of papers. Once my desk was clear, I was inspired to write, but I wrote thank you cards instead. It has been that nagging voice in the back of my head to get that done. It feels so good to get these done. I hate that nagging voice.
I bundled up, grabbed my iPod and took a walk this evening. There was a huge storm in California this weekend with very high winds. There are fences down, tree limbs littering the roads and chaos throughout the streets. One house had a huge tree fall right on top of their van. It flattened it. Romero's former home that the bank now owns has a fence down with a big tree laying against the house. I had hoped to clear my head and find focus, but it is so chaotic out there.
I have been a bundle of nerves lately. I am not sure what is wrong, but I do not feel focused. I feel scattered all over the place, and that is unsettling to me. It helped somewhat to get my desk organized and declutter my life. I think I may do more tomorrow after work. Perhaps it will help ground me, so I can write again. If nothing else, I will have a full garbage can and less clutter in my home. I hope it brings inspiration too.