Now, you know you’re old and, well, not very hip when you LOOK FORWARD to a long weekend because it will let you GET YOUR FILING DONE. And you spend Saturday night …. filing paper. But that’s exactly my situation.
Regardless of our digital lives, I have a bi-annual ritual going where I file all the paper that comes across my desk at home – all the insurance forms, the household bills, the little league rules….
Tonight I stared down a full box of paper that needed to be filed, and…I am stoked: I conquered the mess. I’ve now got neatly ordered file folders, which I’m sure I’ll ignore for the next seven or so years of my life, then toss out.
The thickest files I’ve created in the first half of 2006? My “Medical Expenses” file (do the insurance companies do anything but create paper?) and my “School Board” file (I’m on my kids school board). Health and education – it kind of makes sense.