So I have this 2014 planner thingy.
I really like it so far. I also haven’t written anything in it so far. Ha!
Don’t worry, I will, I will. It’s just that I’m trying not to do this the same way I did before. I don’t have the same life I had the last time I tried to do this. I have a lot to coordinate and consider. Here’s what I HAVE done so far:
- Cleaned out my purse. I have lots of little notes everywhere and I didn’t want to forget something while I was filling in my schedule.
- Did a ton of filing. Once I cleaned out the purse, I had piles of paper that needed homes.
- I cleaned my room. It needed to happen. Totally unrelated to the planner, but did contribute to my overall feeling of being “organizey”. I have become so obsessed with organizing that I was actually able to hyperfocus on this for 7 hours straight. No joke. Omg.
- I had to go back and find some of my already established organizational tools. Like where did my clear, plastic bank deposit bag go? We moved a bunch of stuff during the holidays and a bunch of my tools got moved. Sidenote: It’s clear and plastic, because I’m more likely to make timely and regular visits to the bank if I can see that there’s something in the bag. Yes, on the way to the bank I stick it in my handbag, which is not clear, so that the whole operation is a little more discreet, but for the purposes of having it on my desk, and me actually remembering to go to the bank, this is a great idea.
- Omg, if one more family member, of two or four legs, interrupts me during the writing of this blog posts, I’m going to LOSE MY ****! KNOCK IT OFF, GUYS!!!
- Clearly, my meds are wearing off for the day.
Anyway, I’ve finally “cleared the path” so that I can accurately and effectively fill in my planner. Or at least get a far with it as I can. I’m starting tonight. I’m starting with my kids’ arrival and departure schedule (they travel between our house and their mom’s house during the week, every week, on different days every week – this is the kind of scheduling I’m dealing with here, folks, lol). I’m going to build it out from there, with my largest time commitments accounted for first.
I am going to do the best that I can, to manage a load that will never be totally predictable. I can only do my best, and I am going to write everything in pencil so that I don’t have to be thrown into a panic every time I have to change something.