Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I Suck at Organization


I have a confession. Organization/cleanliness is my worst trait. Why? Because I am neither organized nor clean. I can fake it very well. In my professional and scholarly lives, I pull everything off. I am always on time. The only time I ever handed essays in late was when I got mono. But the organization lacks in my social and personal life. I am always late for social engagements. I always say that time is my worst math. When I’m getting ready, I misjudge how long it will take to do so. My emails are constantly backed up. I often write blog posts the day of. And, as I look around at the disaster zone of my room, I have this awful feeling bubbling up in the pit of my stomach. I need to pull it together.

I love the idea of organization. Sometimes, I’ll find a new technique, and I’ll stick to it for a week or so, but sooner or later, it all falls apart again. I could not tell you how many times I’ve had moments of inspiration and watching it all crumble around. However, I love the idea of organization. I was in Indigo today geeking out over the agendas and organization notepads. I WANT to be organized. I think I need to accept the fact that I’m never going to be naturally organized. It’s going to take effort. I’m going to have to wake up every day and force myself to do something. That being said, there is no way I am going to change overnight. I’m taking this in bunny hops.
My Kate Spade agenda is an amazing organizational tool.

I am arming myself with my trusted Kate Spade agenda and white board. My aim is to do one small thing a day. Unfortunately, I’m going to need to tackle some larger things before I fix my life. Lists are what will get me by. What are my goals? Totally control over my social life. Organization in my personal life. Planning in my online life. I want to feel cleaner in my life overall. So this summer is my organizational journey. In an attempt to further my growth as a young adult, I am setting myself up for success. I need to do this for me. I deserve to have a positive space around me. And if anyone has any tips, let me know. I am desperate.
-Daniella