Have you played this game yet? If not, you might want to pass because it’s so addicting. It’s this simple little sliding puzzle game where you slide tiles that when they match, they combine with like tiles and become a larger multiple exponent of 2. The object of the game is to combine tiles and get to the 2048 tile before you run out of space.

The more I play this game, the more it’s become symbolic with life for me. I’m always sliding pieces together and combining like terms and trying to be efficient and to create open space. But sometimes I get stuck and my space and time gets full, and I get blocked and have to start over again. Just like the game. I create space by combining things and then something new shows up! Just like that, I’m stuffed again.

For example, remember my linen closet that I shared months ago that was such a mess? I finally decided to get unstuck today and cleaned it out and reorganized it. I combined my 2s and 4s, 8s and 16s, 32s and 64s. It’s not perfect, but it’s my perfect 2048 or maybe it’s just a 1024?

I am happy that I finally tackled this problem and made progress. Heck, I feel like I won! But I still have more work to do. Time to play again!

Can you relate??


Do you ever feel stuffed?

This feeling overwhelms me sometimes.

My messy linen closet is symbolic of that feeling.

It is stuffed beyond capacity and there is not enough space to store all the stuff so it quickly becomes disorganized. I’m embarrassed to share it, but let’s keep things real. Life gets messy when you’re busy living happily ever after.

It’s a trade off and I’m ok with it until I’m not because the space doesn’t work anymore because it’s too stuffed, like now!

I need to take everything out and start again and create nice new stacks. Maybe then the stuff will be easier to find and manage.

It just takes time to get everything back in it’s proper place and there is too much stuff to fit in the small space.

I know, I should just get rid of half of it but which half? My linen closet is tiny and stores sheets and mattress covers for 6 beds of different sizes, bath towels, wash cloths, table cloths, beach towels, blankets and Charlie’s shoes. I think I’m trying to have it do too much for it’s limited space. It’s probably why it looks like this.

I know, blah blah blah…stop making excuses and just do it, right? I’ll add it to my To Do list. But for now, I’m “too busy.”

What’s stuffed at your house?

I wish you enough and time to stay organized and unstuffed.

Purge, baby purge!