Into the vaults of administration

I welcome Halloween, the season of fright
I enjoy my shivers with dark delight
I’ll eagerly visit every haunted house you know -but
into the vaults of my administration I will not go

I’ll walk into cobwebs without a fright
I’ll visit a graveyard in the middle of the night
I’ll face all skeletons in my closet, but no
into the vaults of my administration I will not go

Endless miles of piles of files
Papersscattered, battered, shattered, tattered
A mess, such stress, faith less, digress
procrastin- destin- admin is tr ation

I welcome Halloween, the season of fright
I’m haunted by papers every night
they rustle ‘n’ bustle, they fee-fi-fo
into the vaults of my administration I will not go

I’ll bury my body with dark delight
I’ll feed my brain to zombies without a fright
My gravestone doesn’t scare me but lo and woe
into the vaults of my administration I will not go

I thank my friend Lisa Cole for part of the third stanza. She’s written a book called From Piles to Files about easily decluttering paperwork in five days or less. It’s gotten rave reviews. I will use it – as soon as I’m willing to go into the vaults. Which in my case is an attic that’s supposed to be my office space as well as a place to relax. I promise November will be the month!

8 thoughts on “Into the vaults of administration

  1. Pingback: Into the vaults of administration | Stop procrastinating now!

  2. heyannis

    A dandy poem. And timely. Before going to sleep I was reading a book on de-cluttering. They recommended starting and giving it 15 minutes. This morning I tackled my bookcase and a basket that sits atop it. Set my phone timer for 15 minutes. Then another 15. Then a 3rd. That bookcase is done. The basket is down to 2 magazines, and I have a box of books to donate or give away. The secret for me? Do not turn on my computer for the first hour I’m up. Thank you. xoA

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    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I did my first 15 minutes yesterday, and was able to add another 15. Since it’s a big thing for me, I started with planning and dealing with my emotions. I’m determined to make this a success! Thank you for your advice. It helped me to picture me doing it. So far I had only pictured avoiding it 😉

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