ScorpioYour window of unrestrained creativity may be closing soon, so don't procrastinate now. Look into your recent past to see what you've already accomplished and make a list of what still needs to be done. Concentrate on finishing up old projects today; don't wait for a better time because this may be your best shot. Take advantage of the opportunity while it's staring you in the face.
Well, the best I could do with this one was the look into my not-so-recent past. Tonight I am shredding papers, which also qualifies as finishing up old projects - aka - getting rid of old STUFF. Right now, I have just finished eating a huge lump of Valharona baking chocolate because I needed a tranquilizer after having looked at all those old bills. That was a mistake, but also an education. Here's what i learned (that I didn't need to be reminded of)
as I shreded bills and credit card receipts from 2000-2002. In the last decade...
- our real estate taxes have nearly doubled
- our gas & electric bill has doubled
- the price of a gallon of gas has doubled
- the price of a NY Times subscription has doubled
- our condo maintenance has gone up by a mere 39%
All those little shreds seem to take up more space than the actual paper. But since they have your social security and/or credit card number all over them, you have to shred everything. Then, when you have these teeny shreds you have to dump them into paper bags for the recycling. AND THEN you have to sweep up all the shreds that missed the bag and are all over the kitchen floor.
These bags are in the garage -- a mere drop in the bucket. I finally gave up chasing shreds and against all recyciing principles, dumped them into a big plastic trash bag where they don't get on the floor.
So this was my creativity for today - shredding paper. The high point of my day was going to Staples to buy toner for the fax machine, so you can imagine.