Seriously, I think Pinterest is spying on me. I present my emails as evidence.
It’s been a while, but if I remember correctly, when I created my Pinterest account, I chose items of interest from a list, which Pinterest would then use to email related pins to me. I don’t think I chose organization. I may or may not have. I plead the fiftieth (birthday) for my forgetfulness.
Lately, it seems as if every Pinterest email I receive is chock full of organizational tips – dollar store organization ideas, how to organize every space in my entire house in 52 weeks, 20 organization tips to try, etc. My favorite? “How my zippered pouch method saves my not-always-organized mind.”
How could Pinterest know that my home office looks like an f4 tornado touched down right in the middle of it? Piles of paper, recycled essential oil bottles, storage bins and boxes of all sizes (some full, some empty), and a picture waiting patiently to fill a bare spot on the wall are some of the items that the pins of Pinterest would be happy to put in their rightful places. My crafter’s desk that I use to create and repair jewelry would be an organizer’s dream. I could go on, but hopefully, you get the picture, because I’m sure not going to post it.
I used to think my friends who use webcam covers or color tape to obscure their laptop camera lens were a tad paranoid. Now, I’m not so sure. My laptop camera has a bird’s-eye view of my office. I know I have a webcam cover from a conference in here, somewhere.
So, I’m going to try an experiment. I’m going to organize my office and monitor my Pinterest emails to see if the organization pins slow or stop. I had planned on excavating over some days off during the holidays, anyway.
Thing is, given the choice of visiting friends and family, trying a new jewelry-making technique, blogging, studying aromatherapy, or any number of other things that bring me joy and making my office presentable, guess which one wins?
I’ll get to it, eventually. I’m not going to beat myself up over it. It’s not one of those things in my final days that I’m going to regret not doing. One of the pins Pinterest thought I might like is “How To Remove Anxious Energy From Your Home With Feng Shui.” I’m thinking that stopping with the organization pins would go a long way toward removing the anxious energy from my office.
I can always give the illusion of organization. I recently bought a very nice divider screen to use as a backdrop for online essential oil classes. Pay no attention to the mess behind the screen. Now, I have another use for the screen – to test whether Pinterest is spying on me.
Once the screen is in place, if the organization pins slow or stop, I’m going to be hunting for that webcam cover that is in here, somewhere.
Until then, I always feel like Pinterest’s watching me…
Disclaimer: I’m not knocking any of the pins mentioned in this blog or Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest has given Oils & Spoils, the blog, a lot of traffic. Pinning more is on my To Do list in my head, right before organizing my office.
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