For me, it’s organizing my music. It’s not that I don’t keep up by organizing my new music, it’s that I never really settle on the structure or categories. Every time I go through my music I think of another category, or a sub-category, or I ask myself, “Why did I put that in there?”, or I realize I spent hours and hours creating a category of music of a certain type and months later I haven’t referred to it even once. Or – I’m in the middle of reorganizing and decide to listen to some pieces to see it they really belong there, and then I end up pretty much forgetting the task in favor of listening to great music.
So course, I’m trying again. From about 75 categories, I reducing it to about 10. There’s my “main” list, which has about 80% of all my music, a “favorites” list which has about 20%, 2 lists for classical pieces (under and over 10 minutes), large band/orchestras, swing music, blues, mellow (for sleep), and high energy (for driving), and weird specialty music (things like TV and movie themes, and songs that have like 8 or 10 versions of). The good part of this is that it’s almost no more work – it’s mostly matter of just disposing of lists I don’t use. We’ll see how long this last, but it’s kind of a persistent itch.
What’s your never ending task?