Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder that is just beginning to be understood. As a hoarder, I have acquired things over the years with a specific purpose in mind at the time of the acquisition, used some of those items for their intended purposes, forgotten the goal for different objects, but now that I find that they have outlived their purpose in my life I am struggling to rid myself of those same things.

You can read the start of my journey here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Every journey begins but with a single step.

I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other and head in one direction instead of dilly dallying around the mountainside.

Let's just say I'll be really glad when the painting is done. I don't like feeling light headed or high from the fumes. I just really need to take advantage of this nice weather and get the painting done while it's still warm. I think that most parts of the bookcase only need one more coat. I think I'll skip working on it tomorrow, though, so it will have an extra day to dry before the next coat. I'll see, if I can't work on painting the doors instead.

Once again, I didn't get as much done as I had wanted to today, but I got enough done that I'll take it. Paperwork. Laundry. Painting. And a few minutes on the treadmill. It wasn't much, but it was good to be back on the saddle again, so to speak, after 2 years. I look forward to more time on it.

Right now, I'm off to bed with a slightly sore back and pure fatigue.

I really need to get on a better schedule.


  1. Schedules are tough! Good luck! But remember that you're RIGHT, every journey begins with a single step!!!

  2. Wow, even time on the treadmill, that's a super productive day! I didn't even get off my duff to go check the mail.
    Your getting around to painting is inspiring me to get around to mine. I'll wash walls tomorrow. Or maybe not. . .

  3. Every step seems to be forwards so,I think you are doing well. It seems sometimes for me like I am on a treadmill/hamster wheel , running but getting no further ahead. You are at least making daily progress so yay! for you

  4. It is all about taking life one day at a time. day by day ; grace by grace. Thanks for your commnet at my blog.

  5. Seems to me your schedule is moving you in the right directions. Good for you!

  6. I am definitely looking forward to following your blog! I got to your blog from Sandra's- "Absolutely Narcissism". My husband and I LOVE the show Hoarders, so I was all about this blog. But, I bet you aren't REALLY a hoarder. I guess I've got some hoard-ish tendencies, too. I'm looking forward to reading your blog!

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