This summer we’ve been making a lot of changes in the apartment. We’ve been getting rid of stuff we won’t use, clothes that are too small or too big or beyond mending, rearranging what’s staying, getting some more where needed. Bags and bags of stuff went to new homes where other people would find more use for them. In the process, we’ve managed to make some unexpected space in both our minds as well as in our apartment.

Some of that space is definitely a product of the decrease in clutter, but another part is just a factor of changing things around. My desk is just as cluttered as it ever is. Let’s face it, there’s just a lot of stuff I feel like I need around me when I’m working. That seems unlikely to change. But even here at my desk, it feels less cluttered, partly because we moved my miscellany drawer so I don’t have anywhere to lay clutter. And also the whiteboard we installed to help unclutter my mind. And it’s really working, so that’s good.

Part of the reason why we’ve made this big push over this summer is to make things easier over the coming winter. Because November will come and November fucking sucks. There’s no snow on the ground, it’s always raining, it’s so dark, and most people don’t have their Christmas lights up yet. It’s dark when you go to work, dark when you get home. Anyway, I’m digressing. There’s a lot that I want to get done in both my careers over the winter, and I hope that doing this declutter is going to make it easier to do all the things that I want to get done in the coming winter.

At the same time, I’ve been using my planner and researching other planners. I’m trying to reassess my priorities and my goals and make sure that I have enough space, or rather time to do all the things that I want to get done. And also the things that I enjoy doing unconncected to either of my careers. Riding rollercoasters and suchlike. And sometimes it’s so important to make space in your life for the things that matter. And sometimes, you gotta remove some things that don’t belong.

What are you making space for, dear reader?