I’m lucky; I’ve always been forgetful, so when something slips my mind, I don’t blame it on old age or anything like that. No, I know that it’s just the way I am.
Earlier today, like 5 minutes before I started this blog, I remembered a really awesome blog idea that I had weeks ago and then forgot about. I grabbed a pen to jot it down, and by the time I’d gotten a pen and paper, I’d forgotten it again. I have no idea what the idea was, and I’ve tried reconstructing my thought process just prior to remembering it. But no luck.
Welcome to my life.
I have 10 million notebooks laying around everywhere with little or no organizational strategy. I jot things about blogs everywhere, and I have word documents dedicated to ideas. After I write it down, I forget about it. I love Pinterest, even if it does frequently point out my organizational shortcomings. Pinterest is like the neighbor who seems to be able to do it all effortlessly.
I’m trying a new thing. I have a journal, so I’m going to start writing story and blog ideas in there, and then tagging them with special Post-it notes so that I can find the ideas. That way, it’s a very centralized location, and I’ll always know where everything is.
Sounds great, right?
Yeah, let’s hope it works out for me. 😉
This has nothing to do with organization, but it’s pretty. So enjoy! Photo Credit: Doree Weller
I need to get more organized. I know I need to get more organized, and no one needs to tell me that. Wandering around the house trying to remember where I put something is reminder enough. I keep vowing to get more organized, am intrigued by organization tips and systems, and vow to get more organized when I have more time. Tomorrow maybe. Probably next week.
The problem is that tomorrow and next week never quite seem to get here. I have notes that I made in a notebook regarding Query Shark tips. I wanted to add to them, re-read them so that I can polish a query I’m writing for Project Athena. The only problem is that I spent a bunch of time trying to find the notes (I didn’t) and now I’m writing a blog instead of submitting or polishing a query. All because of lack of organization.
I don’t know how to get organized when I’m so woefully disorganized. One thing that will help me is moving, which I know sounds weird, but since I’m moving anyway, I might as well take advantage of it. I have no bad habits formed in my new house, so as long as I outsmart myself and start off organized, I should stay that way. Right?
Maybe I need to do what most people who are actually organized do: do a little bit every day, just to get into a habit (I’m really good at forming bad habits!). Take just 10 minutes and work on organizing something. I never aspired to have one of those Better Homes and Garden places; that’s just not me. I’d just like to be able to find what I’m looking for. A girl can dream, right?