I’ve written before about my resolve to not keep pens that don’t work.
And about how that is strangely difficult for me.
But I’m adding another Personal Life Law.
I shall henceforth and forevermore test every pen discovered during a decluttering project immediately, BEFORE placing it in the Pen Drawer.
Really. I’m not sure why this wasn’t obvious to me. When I discovered the pen in the picture above (at the bottom of an obviously dusty pile), I started to take it where it goes. Right then.
And then I thought . . . . “Ummmm, what if it doesn’t even work?”
And then I thought . . . “Well, if it doesn’t, I’ll throw it away like a good girl would.”
And then I thought . . . “HELLO?? What is wrong with you?? Why not test it right this very second and save that moment of frustration down the road??”
And then I thought . . . “Wow. She’s mean. But she’s also right.”
So I tested it. And it worked!
Really, my natural put-it-off-if-it’s-at-all-putoffable tendencies get on my nerves.
(As does that rude girl in my head!)