Clearing clutter from the proverbial kitchen catchall drawer, I disposed of two packs of old saltines, last year’s jury duty summons, a bingo card and six loose keys, which unlocked Lord knows what doors! After that project, I decided to clean out my work desk, where more surprises awaited!
Rummaging through the wooden furniture’s center drawer, I unearthed countless Post-It notes, where I’d scribbled blog ideas as far back as three years ago! Other items tossed included connection cables to a computer that I hadn’t owned in eons, a five-months late un-mailed birthday card (oops!) and two dried-up ink pens. Things got interesting when I moved on to one of the side drawers.
“What’s on this old CD,” I asked, having just retrieved the circular object from the confines of the desk. Curious, I inserted it into my computer. What surfaced was the first draft of my hope-to-publish-soon book, Little Red Wagon. Copied onto the disc nearly six years ago, the version was far different from its current-day counterpart. For starters, that initial stab was a massive cathartic release, covering not only my spiritual and psychic awakening, but the series of catalytic events that led me there. Needless to say, it lacked refinement. Thus, began the editing process, where some of the original chapters would be rewritten or portions merged into other parts of the book.
A half decade ago, I was anxious for the book to be published. Now, I know that the timing was wrong, because so much more has happened in my spiritual journey these last five years. I’d like to think that those additional experiences now make the memoir stronger. I sometimes share this story with my psychic intuition clients who are eager for an event to happen right away. The timing of a situation often requires other aspects – out of our control – to come into alignment. When that happens, the moment will be ideal.
Emptying out drawers can be a time consuming chore. However, you never know what good will come of it, as was the case with finding my book’s first draft.
You might say, it was a major desk-overy!
Love and light,