Staying organized is soooo hard for me. So hard! Over the years I have tried various ways to stay organized. Finding a system that works is a never ending battle. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, or the end of the blog post!
It started with the tried and true daytimer. I went from one system to another. But the problem with that I never had enough room in those little boxes. My hand writing is kind of like me, loud and expressive. It doesn’t fit in small spaces.
I then changed over to the tried and truthful composition book and then I discovered the quadrant system of organization. It works like this. You have four quadrants. Two of the quadrants were urgent and non urgent. Easy enough to deal with but the other two were always tricky. Important and non important. If it was not important that why did I write it down. So that system went the way of the dial up modem.
At the beginning of the year my photography friend Kat Hanafin suggested the bullet journal system and I am in love! I am a full blown believer in the system. The big thing is it took away the categorizing which is where I get caught up the most. It also not a black and white kind of system. You can develop it yourself to fit your needs. Drop over here to get a closer detailed look on how it can help you stay organized.
So what works for you? Let me know in the comments below.
Somedays I just pause. As I pause a spirit of gratefulness comes over me. A sprit hard to explain unless you have been given something you don’t deserve.
Today I am grateful that I can wash dishes. For a few years I did not have access to a sink or a stove like I do today.
Yep, today I am grateful for dirty dishes.
Is there something you are grateful for. Something you don’t deserve. Tell me about it below in the comments.
That is what we present to the world. In our 24 hour Facebook, tweets, blogspheres that is how we want to be seen. As one who does not struggle. To have it all together. To be perfect.
It is a lie. No one is perfect. We all fall and get back up and fall and fall and fall. And get back up. Life is a series of trials. We can look at these and see failures or look at these and sees opportunity. The opportunity to learn, adjust, and go again.
I have days where I really struggle. The days where it takes energy just to get out of bed. The days where emotions immobilize me to the point of feeling worthless and not getting anything done.
I also have days where I cherish every thought and moment. Where the laughs come out of me. Like water in a stream. Where I know I am loved and can’t help but pour that love out to others.
For some people it is easy to ignore the struggles. To ignore the emotions that call you one way or another. For some reason that is not me. My life is a roller coaster up and down and up and down. I am pulled this way and that way with my emotions. Torn between who I am and who I want to be.
I do know this. I am loved and desire above all else to show that love to others. To overcome the days when everything seems to fall around me to get to the days when I can lift others up. The days when I can help people to tell there story are some of the days that I most look forward to. To help others know that they matter. That you are important. Because in reality isn’t that what we all really want to know that we make a difference and are loved. I know that is me.
As you may or may not know I love snow and we had tons of it today in New England! What did you do on your snow day?
-Dug out my car.
-Dug out my sidewalk, maybe I should have put that with my car but I wanted to look like I did more.
-Unsuccessfully chatted with adobe twice. Not a bad thing because I talked to Michael Merritt due to their negligence. And talking to Michael Merritt is always amazing!
-Posted a gallery of images for a client.
-Made pancakes. I do love pancakes!
-Successfully came up with a new way to organizer mail. Maybe I will blog on that latter
-Posted photos to facebook.
-Went outside to take some quick shots for this post.
-Talked to Dr. Leta about some last minute photos.
-Found out the plugin I bought requires another software purchase, bummer.
-Started new batch of sorting laundry.
-Completed this blog post.
-Read my devotional.
-Had a few quite moments with God.
I have to admit I am way to hard on myself. Do you ever go through the day and think well I got nothing done. I know I do I so often get hung up on the one little hiccup of the day and don’t see the greatness of the little moments that happened.
I pray that this post finds you content and joyful over what has been happening in your life.
Be sure to leave some love below in the comments and have a great day!
Hello there! Today I have a rare saturday treat, a saturday blog post.
Sometimes you just need to play dress up. This particular day we traveled back a few 100 years. There was buttons, and lace stitched with the most fantastic patters. Swords and swashbucklers were in full array. They ran and caroused around on a cold winters day. The setting was straight out of a German winter countryside complete with snowy woods and a frozen pond.
My good friend Erica from Bella Productions did an amazing job putting it all together, as always.
Thanks again for taking a peak around and feel free to leave some love below in the comment section.
I spent a good amount of time last year in Texas for Christmas.
It was amazing! Time with family that I can never replicate or get back. It was amazing, ok I already said that but it is so true.
For Christmas for the family this year my mom arranged for us to go up in a world war two transport plan. It was a Douglas C-47. My mom’s dad flew bombing raids over the south pacific in world war two and being up in the plane brought my mom such joy.
The plane took us up around Fort Worth to view the Christmas Lights. It is operated by Greatest Generation Aircraft and at one time was Air Force One for the president of Mexico. Pretty cool!
That is a sampling of my Christmas in Texas. Leave some love in the comments below and have an amazing day!
Good morning, afternoon, or evening!
I am happy to announce that my good friend and amazing Chiropractor, Dr. Leta Skalwold is updating her website. I was able to grab some photos of her in action as well as her new beautiful office space.
One of her specializes is working with infants and new borns as well as patients who are pregnant.
I have had her work on my back numerous times. If you live in the greater Worcester area and your back is out of whack give her a call at (774) 303-3122.
Birthdays! Some people shun them but not me! It’s my birthday!
I have a very special birthday, the 23rd. One that I always get to be home with my family in Texas for. Blessed to be two days before many celebrate Christ’s birth. One that says I am getting older and better. I am getting better in so many ways. Time may not heal all wounds but it does distance the pain. It makes your forget about things that do not matter. As I get older I remember the joys of my life and how blessed I am to have family and friends from all over the world. Wowzers I even got wished a happy birthday in Swedish today. How great is that!
Also, I love calling people and singing happy birthday to them. It may be the only call you get from me all year but I love it! If you want to call me and sing happy birthday you can and I will do the same for you next year. My number is 860-307-8575.
Just so you know this is an actual photo of the stocking I was brought home from the hospital in when I was born. I still have it! Yes I love my birthday. So latter tonight with friends and family I will once again celebrate another year of life. A good life that I truly love!
I love Christmas. Most everything about it. This year is no different. From celebrating the birth of Christ to seeing family to choosing just the right gift I love it.
The story of Christ coming into the world is so crucial to Christmas and sometimes we forget all about it amid the gifts, planning for parties, and getting together with friends. A few weeks back I was blessed to be able to to capture the true spirit of Christmas at the Spring House living Nativity.
Spring House is a wonderful organization that helps shelter and support pregnant women. It is a place that believes everyone is important and deserves a home and family. It was so apropopriat that they tell the story of a teenage virgin about to give birth.
In this time of the year take time out to stop and focus on the birth of Christ. To be thankful for all that you and I have. If you want to donate to Spring House you can go here.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and let me know how you are going to celebrate Christmas today.
Earlier tho year I heard Mary speak on three reasons that we put things off. One of them was perfection. At the time I really did not think that it pertained to me, maybe it didn’t at the time but I am not so sure of that anymore.
In a wold of twitter, facebook, pintrest, instagram, youtube, blogs, and every other social media out there vying for our attention I have become cautious, waiting. I want everything to be just right before I post something or say something because the whole world is watching, and waiting. I don’t want to look like a fool so I say nothing. Isn’t it better to wait and to look awesome cool smart. Isn’t that better than to take the risk of looking like a fool.
NO! Life is meant to be savored enjoyed and lived! When you are at the plate always waiting for the perfect pitch you either strike out or get a walk. Both leave you empty. When given the chance always swing for the fences.