Article Link Purge


Last weekend, I purged. It’s not what you think. I purged my home. Cleaned out closets. See, I’m obsessively organized. Closets are for things I use regularly (I have a big walk in clothes closet, a purse and filing cabinet closet, a wine closet…don’t judge). The attic is for things I don’t use regularly but would NEVER throw away (sentimental stuff and specialized kitchen alliances pretty much live in my attic) and the garage if for things on the way out (but I’m not quite willing to throw away yet). Anyway, it was snowing outside so yard work was out of the question. My need to be productive (and my relative inability to relax) inspired me to purge. Let’s just say the folks at Goodwill are always happy to see me and my full car. Not sure why I am telling you all this except that I’m hoping someone else is like this….please tell me someone else is like this. If you are an armchair psychologist about to tell me I’m nuts, get in line ; ) Purging stuff is a total rush for me. Nothing wrong with that.

So, I’ve got a backlog of articles that I wanted to link to. Time has gotten away from me…time to purge some of my article links too (I can almost feel the rush already):

Ten Interview Mistakes from Contingent Workforce

World’s Best Employment Websites from  ERE

Marketers will Soon Find a Home on Social Bookmark sites via Steve Rubel

Essential Skills for Product Managers from Zeeshan Yoonas

How much money is enough? from Curt Rosengren

Are You Ready to Be Googled? From Bostonworks.com

Comments (3)

  1. mike says:

    This armchair psychologist would say your issue isn’t the rush from purging. Your issue is your consumption of items you clearly do not need.

  2. Christian says:

    Mike made me think of one of the best movies ever made:

    "You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you." –from Fight Club

    Purge Heather, purge.

  3. Heather says:

    Mike-I wasn’t referring to an "issue". But thanks for pointing out that I have one ; ) I’m interested in living a comfortable and enjoyable life. That means more than satisfying my basic "needs"…is that so wrong?

    Christian…OK, that pretty much sums it up. It also reminds me of my obsession with the perfect pillows (formerly referred to as the Marriott pillows…I got them and they are as good as I expected). I’ll have to add that movie to my Netflix queu ; )