Katy over at Creating Misericordia chose this week’s word, order. I’m a bit last minute with this but here’s my ramble on the word!
I am, by nature, a fairly disorganised person. I think it stems from my rather short attention span. I’m constantly trying to impose order onto chaos in my little world and it’s a bit of a neverending battle!
Why do I strive to create order? I generally say that it’s to help make life easier. Instead of having ribbons and buttons scattered throughout the house in various drawers and boxes I’ve moved all the ribbons into one bag and all the buttons into one jar: it’s easier to find things when I need them. Books and DVDs are also arranged neatly (although not, as yet, alphabetically…) for the same reason. But is that really the reason?
Perhaps it’s because keeping the little things in order is just a way of creating the illusion that I’m in control. Life moves rapidly and doesn’t always go to plan, and even the most well-ordered life is subject to external forces which change things and move the goal posts. Imposing order in my home and studio is a way to feel in control and, for me, it works. Despite my natural tendency towards chaos I do like having a place for everything and everything in its place, because it really does help me feel better when the bigger things get out of hand. A bit like a consolation prize really, but it works!
That’s it for me and the word order. Pop along to Katy’s blog and see who else was brave enough to play this week!