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    Why, oh why do I need to hang onto a...

    Why, oh why do I need to hang onto a notebook/portfolio of pictures of window and store displays I did while working as a window display artist in a department store (long since bankrupt) in the mid...
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    Per usual in March, I get this hell-bent idea...

    Per usual in March, I get this hell-bent idea that I HAVE to purge THE CLUTTER! And in keeping up with this thread's title I started a while ago, I finally got down to brass tacks and started...
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    So glad to hear this! One Day At A Time, for all...

    So glad to hear this! One Day At A Time, for all involved, is my best advice, learned from experience. My daughter just celebrated two years clean and sober (again). She relapsed after the first...
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    Discovering that I forgot how many days I...

    Discovering that I forgot how many days I actually asked to have off in June; turns out I have three extra days I hadn't put on my calendar at home! Woot! This is going to be an epic road trip!
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    Sounds great, congrats to you!

    Sounds great, congrats to you!
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    Good idea Lainey! It twas a hard day to get...

    Good idea Lainey! It twas a hard day to get through, and get through I did, and with a fair amount of grace. I just got to suck it up for now and hope that by Sunday I will be back on the right...
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    It's interesting, the corporation as a whole...

    It's interesting, the corporation as a whole treats its employees quite well I think, for entry-level retail. The problem I am seeing is at the store and individual department levels. In my case,...
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    OMG, Packy, you hit the nail right on its...

    OMG, Packy, you hit the nail right on its proverbial head with that! I'm afraid I am one of those older, experienced workers who goes "above and beyond for the good of the team." It's a carefully...
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    Pardon Me, But I Need To Vent About My Job

    It's been mounting for awhile, but has really come to a head this past week. I am really, really sick of my job at Wholefoods after almost three years. I am sick of the daily grind, I am sick of...
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    Update on new gallery: after I had my work in...

    Update on new gallery: after I had my work in for two weeks, I finally got the guts up to e-mail and ask them if I had sold anything. At that point I had sold four pairs of earrings and had almost...
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    Good luck with your new project!

    Good luck with your new project!
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    Smashed my left index finger with a hammer whilst...

    Smashed my left index finger with a hammer whilst cutting discs for my jewelry fabrication. Garrrrrr! Hammer slipped and my hand was in the wrong place. Instant icing, but I got a doozy of a blood...
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    I get slight cravings here and there and I quit...

    I get slight cravings here and there and I quit almost two years ago (March 10th, to be exact). Someone said it earlier, it's the habit and ritual that I miss, because when I smell smoke or smell...
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    Welcome, neighbor! Glad to see another Ann...

    Welcome, neighbor! Glad to see another Ann Arborite here!
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    DQ Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard when the temp rose...

    DQ Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard when the temp rose to 24 degrees; a veritable heat wave 'round here! It was minus 20 degrees (the actual temperature without the windchill) on Thursday morning!
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    Everything that Iris Lillies just posted is a...

    Everything that Iris Lillies just posted is a great way to ask yourself some questions about motives and expectations. I would definitely go through and make a pro and con list and really think...
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    Zoe Girl, knowing where you have come from and...

    Zoe Girl, knowing where you have come from and what you are going through right now, I do think some of the responders are just concerned about you taking on too much by getting a renter. I...
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    The whole room mate thing works for me at this...

    The whole room mate thing works for me at this stage because my personal life has settled down so much and I am in a great space, mentally and physically. I never would have been able to handle...
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    Big announcement here at Chez SiouxzQ! I have a...

    Big announcement here at Chez SiouxzQ! I have a new house mate moving in this weekend; he's getting the keys today! I really dragged my feet on this for many, many months; my last housemate moved...
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    Hey, I am an artisan too. No surprise here!

    Hey, I am an artisan too. No surprise here!
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    SiouxQ, you articulated what I've felt for so...

    SiouxQ, you articulated what I've felt for so long so much better than I ever could. I love my son, and I am there for him as I always was, but I can never LOVE him the way I did before the years and...
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    I don't know if I am saying the right thing or...

    I don't know if I am saying the right thing or what you want to hear, but I simply had to let go of my daughter at some point and let her manage (or not) her own life. I don't know if you remember...
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    I have had a half-formed idea brewing of doing...

    I have had a half-formed idea brewing of doing something like having a "moving" party (someday I am going to relocate out west) and invite all my friends and people I know from the music scene. What...
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    Decluttering As A Working Artist....

    What to do with boxes and boxes of finished art work, large scale color photos, black & white photos, notebooks of negatives (from back in the day), large found-object art pieces, fabricated metal...
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    I am almost a year into having dreadlocks and...

    I am almost a year into having dreadlocks and just looked back and saw I spent $452 last year getting this hairstyle started! I imagined it would be much cheaper to have my hair this way, but I...
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