I Should Totally Blog About That

DSCN5450I’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.  😉

Organization Woes

This has nothing to do with organization, but it's pretty.  So enjoy!  Photo Credit: Doree Weller

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?