I’d classify myself as an organized mess. Those of you Left-brainers are rolling your eyes thinking okay she’s messy and disorganized. That’s not completely wrong, but it’s also not completely true. In my bubble things are everywhere especially lists and papers, but if and when i need them I know exactly where to find them. That’s my definition of an organized mess.
But when I step outside of my bubble and enter my work life that doesnt even come close to supporting organization; I don’t even have a desk or space to call my own. I am blatantly disorganized. I admit it.
I was diligently looking for a piece of paper that I had started to fill out for a scholarship form to assist with my funds to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) national conference. But I of course couldn’t find it anywhere, because there are multiple hands involved in my workspace. My co-worker and friend said, “We were trying to clean up this area, so I moved and threw out a bunch of stuff, oh and yeah, most of it was yours.” Nothing to argue about there. She’s right.
Maybe I’m doing something wrong….
This got me thinking. How much time do I waste because of my disorganization? Do I often have to re-do something because I can’t find it? How can i be more efficient?
I used to shy-away from even calling myself creative because I mean I’m not reciting beautiful poetry and or creating time-less paintings. But I have a creative mind that is full of lots of ideas and can lack focus. It’s not an excuse, but it’s recognizing the problem. I need to refer myself back my post on 7 Steps for List Success to ignite my organization skills!
I’ve been slowly realizing how much I need structure and organization. I have become accustomed to others providing this structure from work deadlines or protocols to others making plans and setting times that it hasn’t required me to do this with myself.
Since starting this blog I have set aside time to create content with idea of my form being flexible with a strong intention. Yet, after talking with loved-ones I know I want more for this blog. More meaning structure and continuity. I created a structure from the beginning just by creating pages. And months ago I even created a framework for the themes of my posts. Yet, I have not followed through.
I’m going to give up the battle of fighting structure and give it a chance. See how it feels. See how it makes you feel.
The New and Improved
This all comes down to me starting a new structure for this blog. Introducing Jaclyn-Joyce 2.0.
I hope this new structure looks good on me.
Let me know if you have any ideas for the new and improved blog.
There’s No Better Time Than Now,