To look from the outside, I’m not an organized person. My desk has papers and pens and magazines and books spread all over it. All have a purpose; however, and I know what the purposes are for them all.
..But everything I need to do is not getting done, so this month I’ve been concentrating my efforts on organization and what that means to me.
Does it mean a neat and tidy
dining room table desk?
Does it mean a place for everything and everything in it’s place?
Does it mean I change my entire way of doing things in the interest of organization?
Short answer: No.
Changing everything means changing who you are…changing your process. Can’t do that.
If you’re trying to organize ~ ask yourself why. My answer was because I needed to plan a bit better for my writing and blogging to get done. At this particular time in my life, organization means that everything is accessible and all is done in a timely fashion.
Screeeech…Hold it. That’s where this thing is failing. What to do, what to do..
- In walk apps for my phone to organize and remind.
Nope ~ just ignored them after a while.
- In walk to do lists with chime reminders on the calendar on my phone.
Wrong again ~ they’re just as easy to ignore.
- In walk good old fashion pen and ink printouts for planning that I can sit right by my computer and are in my face ~ in my own hand writing ~ telling me what to get done and when.
Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner folks! Ferly Tangonan has free printouts for weekly lists and a Blog Planner ~ which is basically just a calendar with ‘Blog Planner’ at the top, that I really like. But it’s one page and that works better for me then a bulky calendar. Just the title and the blank spaces are enough to make you sit down and plan what you want to talk about.
After all, I have to make big plans because I have a visitor coming. I don’t know when ~ but sometime ~ and he’s important. He’s a god, ya’ know, and his name is Thor. I hear he’s in England right now, so I still have some time here in the states ~ but gods expect pomp and circumstance and something to do when they visit. Right?
Yeah, yeah, that’s what I thought. Want to know about this traveler and what’s going on with this Thor thing? Check out Debra Kristi’s blog to find out where Thor is and what it’s all about.
The third blog in this mash-up is a true story that happened to a childhood friend of mine. It’s about sickness and death and tragedy ~ love and friendship and generosity of the human spirit. This modern day George Bailey had a life lesson that will keep you believing in the human race.
What have you been influenced by this month? Do you have a mash-up link to share? Post it in the comments!