I don't teach Wednesdays, but I needed to be on campus for a meeting, and I have a ton of prep for tomorrow morning already (why do I do that to myself?).
But I started cleaning up some of the clutter... and then I could see my desk! And I cleaned up some more clutter, and then I could see the top of my file cabinet. So I cleaned some more clutter, and now I can also see the top of my window ledge.
I'm not quite sure why, but having redded up my office makes me feel more ready for the semester. I dumped a bunch of old committee and advising paperwork (much of it in the shredder thingy). I got rid of a class file from 8 years ago. (That was the oldest. I kept stuff from this decade, for now.)
Now I feel like I can really prep.
Here's to a momentarily cleaned up office!