8/16/2011

keeping it all together


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How do you stay organized & manage your time?  Do you write a to-do list while drinking your morning cup of coffee?  For as long as I can remember, I loved writing lists!  Well, I loved writing of any kind.  As a child, I never wanted toys...I wanted stationary, paper, pens, markers, and stickers.  Back in high school, I would come home from class and re-write all my notes to make sure my handwriting was beautiful and orderly and the page looked just right.  (I had friends, I swear!) 

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As I got older, my daily list of tasks grew as well.  I've always been a stickler for staying organized, and I found I needed a to-do list to manage it all.  There's nothing that gives me greater satisfaction than crossing something off my list...sometimes I even add a task I've already completed just so I can mark it off.  At my very first job in Chicago, my amazing boss gave me a beautiful red leather notebook as a Christmas present.  I wrote very carefully!  But now apps, technology and my iPhone have replaced a crisp, thin-ruled piece of paper and a pink gel pen. (my personal favorites)  So, how do ya'll stay organized and on top of your pile of things to do?


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2 comments:

Callie said...

Honestly, I could not agree with you more. I have the same habit of list-making, crossing and checking things off. It's my way of managing the small stresses of day to day life. My planner is always tucked into my purse, and I am quite sure I couldn't function properly without it. Thanks for sharing! It's always reassuring to know that there are other organizational fanatics out there. :)

--Callie @ Unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

Mae said...

Same here...so good to know I'm not the only one, Callie! I'm quite obsessed with my orange leather bound planner! Thanks for stopping by! xx