The Day After the Purge

Yesterday I spent the day purging my office of unneeded papers. Yesterday was also the day I filed my 2010 taxes. If you look up “Procrastinator” in the dictionary you will see this.

Jessica Gottlleib

My office is amazing. I had boxes from 1998 and the purchase of our first home. Shredding those papers was a fabulous way to spend the day.

Naturally I like to be totally out of control of my time so when I got  a midday phone call asking me if I could go on air with HLN at 3.30 I was all yeah.

The reality is that if CNN calls I’ll show up for three reasons: CNN, Judy and Michelle. CNN is CNN and they’re amazing so of course you want to say you’ve been on air with them, Judy is the hair stylist at CNN in Hollywood, and Michelle is the makeup artist. Those women are magicians and I’d follow them anywhere.

Here I am the day after the purge. My office is clear. I can see table tops and I’m in heaven. There is no dust, papers don’t need shredding, everything might be on time for 2012.

The thing is that even though the weight of all that crap has been lifted, I’m still feeling strange in my office, like something is missing. Maybe I miss the chaos? 

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  1. I LOVE your hair!! AHH, how did they get those beautiful tousled waves to fall perfectly? Jelisssss

  2. You look AMAZING!!! Can I be on CNN? I bet you don’t really miss the chaos, but maybe now you have more space to think, without the clutter, and your mind is adjusting :) Not that I’d know. My office is a series of piles. Speaking of organization, how is vision therapy going??

  3. Cassieboorn

    I was just going to leave a comment and tell you how amazing you look but Amber beat me to it. You look GREAT!!

  4. You look hawt! I love when I find time to purge my office. I feel completely ready to tackle…that’s where it ends. Maybe I need to keep it clean to remember what I am tackling.

  5. I have an addiction to cleaning things out.  I love the feeling of a clean office/closet/car.  It’s so freeing!

  6. I need to get on CNN and have someone do my hair like that. But I think the only way I’ll get on CNN is if I rob some banks or something! :)

  7. Mommyhastowork

    It’s such a great feeling!

  8. I recently purged my office too.  I went from a huge filing cabinet down to several manageable folders and it’s such a relief! 

  9. I too really need to purge my office and file cabinets of all the excess papers.  Not sure when I will be motivated to do so but it is definitely on the to-do list. 

  10. I’m not sure I recognize this picture. Is this your younger sister? 

  11. I can purge my office all I want but I swear to God there is magnetic force field in there … before I know it, it’s all back.

  12. Wow, so there is a bigger procrastinator then me out there? Purging my office is on my to do list. But you can barely even walk in there right now and just the though of cleaning it all is so overwhelming. So instead I add something else to the pile and shut the door.

  13. I purge and then somehow magically after I have purged more stuff than before ends up in the area I just purged.  Speaking of which I need to do that today, so tomorrow I see “new” (which really means old stuff i forgot i had) there.

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