My family and friends know me as a very organized person. I’ve been a little OCD since I was born since my toys had to be lined up just so and my crayons were perfectly arranged in my crayon box (I once tried to have a messy crayon box like my friends but after ten minutes I had to reorganize it since it was driving me crazy).
I’m going to share with you my secret shame – my desk drawer. The other drawer is perfectly organized with note pads, clips, scissors, tape, etc but this drawer is….not. This drawer is where I throw all of my receipts. Mind you, I have an expandable folder that I used to put receipts in so that I could easily and quickly balance my checkbook each month. Lately (as in since September when my life turned upside down) I just throw everything in one drawer.
I haven’t balanced my checkbook in months. As long as the dollar figure looks okay when I take money out of the ATM I’ve been ignoring this drawer. Well, no more. My plan for next weekend is to sit down and go through this drawer – balance my checking, file the receipts I should keep and shred receipts I no longer need. Maybe my life will have some semblance of order again.