I’m not a normal person by any means.
I deal with things probably the complete opposite to what someone else dealing with the same problems would.
You see my life has been in chaos more times than it has not been in chaos it seems.
It’s been my coping mechanism growing up, dealing with my ex and that crazy religion and currently it’s back in full swing.
So how do I deal with chaos and what does this have to do with restyling bookshelves?
Stay with me…unless I’ve lost you already.
I try not to get too personal on my blog but sometimes I feel like bursting at the seams and it’s hard being vague. I’ll try.
Okay, chaos. When chaos happens in my life, the way I cope is to become a full-on organizing machine.
By chaos, I mean my life crumbling all around me.
Most people probably grab the wine first. Okay, I do that too but I grab my glass and start organizing.
I’ve been going through the most turbulent time right now in years and yet my house is the most organized it’s been since we moved in.
That long to do list? Totally tackled. Like within a week!
It makes me wonder what I’ve been doing all this time.
I mean, I’m a very organized person on any given day but when crap hits the fan, my energy and adrenaline are in all-systems-are-go mode!
All of a sudden, things are kicked up a notch. It’s like my survival mode.
Close friends have been asking how can I be keeping up with my blog at the moment?
My question to them is how can I not?
Do you want me to sit there all day and THINK about things? God no.
I need to move, work, do, file, paint, organize, plan, keep busy. My thinking is best when I’m not actually thinking on that thing.
So Friday night I restyled my bookshelves.
They were too busy for me. I needed symmetry in my life. I’ve been wanting to change them up for awhile but it seemed like a big job. Well not currently. A big job is just what I need.
I just moved things around. I put some of my beloved crocks on the bottom of each shelf as the foundation, magazine subscriptions at the top, and books and such in the middle. I also evened out the actual shelves. They were all askew on purpose before.
There. That looks better. Maybe I’ll start to feel better now.
Someone might call me crazy. Go ahead, call me crazy. I’m nothing but a hardworking, too-caring of a person that seems to take on DIY projects (people) that are just way too big of a problem to fix. And quite frankly, some projects are just not my problem.