Life is funny when it comes to organizing.
In parts of my life, I am very organized. In others, not so much.
In the professional world, I like to consider myself pretty organized. I keep a detailed calendar of things I need to do, set up reminders and try my best to do everything that needs to be done. That doesn’t always work out as when you are in a job like mine, sometimes you’re called away to do something on a higher priority scale, which then ended up meaning something else gets skipped.
But that’s not on the organizing part of things.
The job I am in is one that is constantly evolving. As I move forward in it, I learn more and figure out more, which helps with being more organized. What I love about it is being able to continually get better and improve. There’s room to grow, expand and make things even better.
So I organize to the best of my ability.
In the personal side of life, it gets a little dicey.
When I geocache, I am incredibly organized. Probably too much, to be honest. But I do it because I want to make trips as efficient as possible. There’s no need to go somewhere and keep crisscrossing spots. So I spend time looking at the map and making sure we are hitting caches on a good route so we don’t backtrack. I also try and make sure I look at logs to see that the cache isn’t missing etc.
I’ll sometimes even look to see what kind of restaurants are in the area we are going, but that’s a little more loose. After all, you don’t know how long it will take to find caches and there’s no need to put a time limit on that or decide we need to be somewhere at a certain time, because then it takes the fun out of it. The list for caching is just to keep us moving in the right direction. We’ve been known to skip over caches etc. when needed.
I’m getting better when it comes to being organized with blogging. I totally get both sides to this – plan out or just kind of go off on a whim. I’ve done both. I like the organizing and planning because I actually get stuff out. When I don’t, I tend to have longer breaks.
That being said, I don’t plan out like some bloggers do. My blog planner has scribbles and arrows and all that as I don’t always stick to dates. But, I keep a lot of notes and ideas, which helps me when I want to do blog posts. If you looked at my 2015 planner, the notes at the end of January are pretty full as when I come up with something I want to blog about, I put it there. I’m definitely using this planner more than I have in the past.
I wish I was organized in other aspects of my world, but I tend to be more of a procrastinator. Add all that together and sometimes the organizational skills go out the window. For example, you should see my personal e-mail. There’s more crap in there that needs to be, that’s for sure.
I’m working on it though. I need to get my organization skills across the board, though it will take time — of that I am sure!
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