Lazy Girl Does "The Minimalist Challenge" - Day 3

Apr 23, 2015
Declutter your Digital Life.
I approach today’s challenge with a massive groan. The word ‘declutter’ makes me want to curl up into a tiny ball and get smaller and smaller until I’ve curled up into nothingness. I know this reaction is completely irrational but it’s because my computer, usb pens and various external hard-drives are littered many many many files with the stupidest and vaguest names in the known universe. 
I’m the only one to blame for this. I have BAD writing habits. I get frustrated with a pieces of work and, instead of taking a break from it, I open a new word document and rewrite. Then the next day I’ll do the same thing. 
Again and again. 
Until I have nine or ten extremely similar versions of the same piece of work all with names like; “This is the right one” “This one’s better”, “This one’s better2”, “Synopsis-ish”, “Synopsis a-fucking-gain” as well as the standard “Untitled” a million times. 
And this stuff goes back to 2010, which was the last time I did any ‘decluttering’. Uh. 
A good chunk of the day has gone but I’m done. It took me about 4 hours but I’m done. I’ve re-discovered the amount of half finished things lurking about my hard-drive but I’m done, for now. It feels good. That seems to be the general theme of this “minimalist challenge.’ 
Okay, I’m going to go NOT stare at screens for a while.

Druid Georgi

My name's Georgi. I'm all about stories, nature and not being a horrible person. Grab a coffee, scroll around and laugh at my expense. My life motto is, 'Imagine if I'd done tried or whatever.'