I get all gung-ho for a day or so and then life gets in the way, and I let it get in the way. I have a very busy life and a lot of people to care for, but it's really no excuse because I also spend a lot of time sitting on my butt. I enjoy the usual time sucks: Facebook, Pinterest, and Ravelry. As a matter of fact, I LIVE them! When I'm not doing that, I love to play with yarn and fiber and sew and, and, and..... I've got more excuses than most people I know. It's just ridiculous.
This year will be different. (I think I hear an echo....no, wait. That's just me saying it every year for as long as I can remember.) I have only one resolution this year: To follow through. I will follow through on all things that I do. I will not allow whatever shiny new obsession that grabs me take hold and hold me fiercely until the next shiny new obsession comes along.
I have several things that I need to work on and a lot of inspiration to draw on! My first order of business is paperwork. I need to better organize the important papers in my life. Seriously, the crazy in this department runneth over. I have tried several ways of doing this and, while some ways have helped, they have never quite solved my problems.
I used to have a desk. It was the biggest disaster! It was a drop spot for everything. We did away with the desk and now I have more drop spots than anyone ever! And now, none of my paperwork has a home. None. It is just everywhere. So, my first order of business will be to set up a command post. I am not at all sure of how or where that will be, yet. It is, however, at the front of my mind until I get it tackled.
Hubby and I have always talked about getting a secretary. They are a little spendy and I want some very specific elements. We will see what happens. I really have this one in mind. It has slots for loose papers, a writing space, and drawers to keep binders/files. So much want! And it closes up really nicely.
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I also plan to set up several binders. In the past I have tried having a home management binder. It worked for a while, then went away. Then I started it up again and was excited and successful, and then it went away. The problem is that I have always tried to follow everyone else's plan exactly instead of tailoring it to my crazy life. I can't have a to-do list every day. Some days are too busy and I'm just not home and other days I'm just too lazy and tired. This is where things always fall apart. Also, I need to be realistic with what goals I plan to accomplish each day instead of starting my day with a list longer than my arm.
I'm always interested to see/hear how other people keep their lives organized. I recently started listening to a new podcast called The Organized Knitter, which I am totally loving. It covers two of my great obsessions: knitting and organizing. I recommend you check it out.
Well, that's all for today. Sorry if this was a little all over the place. FIL is here and sick, one kid is home sick, and, well, I have a toddler. Today is one of those days that I'm lucky to form coherent sentences at all. C'est la vie....