Monday, January 8, 2018

Getting Organized

This weekend was so incredibly cold, all I wanted to do was hibernate. I did venture out on Friday night, though, because I had tickets to see Trevor Noah! The show was hilarious, and absolutely worth braving the elements.

But now the weekend is over, and the semester is starting again for me. Luckily, I don't think that this semester is going to be too difficult for me, which I'm really happy about. Every time a new semester starts, I get a burst of motivation to be organized. For me, it's not a new year that spurs me to make goals and be motivated, but a new semester! So I took some time this weekend to start to get things in line.
And the end of the year, I bought a new planner. I'd been trying out using just electronic calendars, but for me, there's something about paper and seeing things written down and laid out - especially with assignment due dates and exams and things for school. I still use my phone calendar, too, but it's a mix of paper and electronic that works best for me.

I'm really, really picky about my planners.... probably too picky. I like them laid out weekly (I don't see a need for the month-at-a-glance pages), and I hate when the boxes for Saturday and Sunday are smaller than the rest of the week. While this weekend may have not been busy for me, there are some weekends where I have just as many plans as I do on a typical day at work! So I did a lot of online searching for a new planner, and came across Agendio. They let you totally customize everything, so you can decide exactly how you want your planner to be laid out. I love what I picked, and I'm so happy that I found something that was exactly what I wanted.

I want to take the time in the rest of January, while I still have this motivating energy, to keep organizing the rest of my life! I want to finish going through my closet, organize the mess of papers on my desk, and also deal with my vanity, which has gotten out of control! Big goals, but I'm hoping that I can make some progress, and then keep up with it!

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