What, you might ask, is a “Paperwork Junky?” Well, you might relate. It’s those individuals who go out to check their mail, come back in the house and place it on the table (or where ever one might put their mail). It might get gone through right away or it might sit there and have other mail accumulate with it. If it gets gone through, the stuff that’s obvious junk mail almost always gets thrown away. The other stuff more times than not will get put into a nice neat pile to get filed away for later. Or, you get paperwork from other locations (such as kid’s school documents, pet info, etc.) and you don’t want to deal with it right now so it also gets put to the side to deal with later. Then what ultimately happens is all these different piles of paperwork get put into a box to be gone through later to be put in their proper place. Then somehow the box gets put to the side and never gets gone through. Magically, in the end, you have several boxes that all need to be gone through with paperwork after paperwork. So, are you a Paperwork Junky?
Let me proclaim, I AM A PAPERWORK JUNKY.
My husband and I also have what is called “Flat Surface Syndrome.” Have you ever heard of it? It’s when you have a flat surface in your house, such as a table, end table, coffee table, desk, dresser, and the like, and it magically gets piled high with everything rather than getting put away where it belongs right away. I know that Keith and I are infamous for this syndrome. I know many people in our families also have this problem.
As I’ve been writing this today I’ve been having this smile on my face as I sit and laugh at ourselves. The paperwork junky came about because Keith and I are getting ready to move down to Kentucky. When the Army comes in to move all of our stuff I want all the boxes of paperwork to have been gone through so that we don’t take with us the things we don’t need and the other stuff gets put away where it belongs.
I wish I could say that I’ve overcome being a paperwork junky but I know that it’ll happen many more times in my life as life always has things that come up that are more important than going through paperwork all the time. But that’s okay. As long as I’m okay with it and Keith is okay with it that’s all that matters.