I am a perpetually neat person. A place for everything… and everything, I REPEAT, EVERYTHING is in its place. I find that the world just turns a bit smoother when things are where they should be and are in the spot where I last left ’em. Not only does this speed up the cleaning/tidying process that has to happen every now and then, but it makes me a faster and more efficient person because I am not spending 1/2 my time looking for things.
BUT. And yes, it’s a big one… Everyone has a weak spot. Right? Well, I certainly do. And while my desk at work is, at times, a close second, I find my comfortable chaos in my sock drawer.
That’s right, folks. My sock drawer is a nightmarish mumbo-jumbo mess of mismatched, un-paired, inside out socks. Some tall, some short, some dress, and most sport – they are all just in there. As a matter of fact, I take great pleasure, while folding and neatly arranging all my other laundry, in pulling open the drawer and launching sock after sock haphazardly into the open drawer from all the way across the room. It’s great fun! It feels very liberating and it makes me smile every time.
I call it my comfortable chaos. It’s a place where it really doesn’t matter if it’s straight or orderly. To be honest, most days, it doesn’t even really matter what’s in there at all. I know that I can dip in, and within a few pulls, find a matching pair. And I think there really is something to be said for having a spot or two in your life where you can allow yourself some freedom (creative or otherwise) that clashes and opposes what you do on a regular basis. It lets you ‘let your hair down’ a bit, relax a bit, and hopefully, lets you smile an extra bit.
Everyone needs some comfortable chaos in their life. Go and find yours 🙂