Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Organization, any one?

I'm a pretty organized person by nature. I have lists, calendars, lists on my calendars, sticky notes, colored paperclips, colored pens/pencils/crayons, alarm notices on my phone and laptop for appointments and commitments, and databases which I seem to be collecting at an alarming rate. You see, I have this friend, Brynn Paulin, who is like the idol of all things organizational. Except when SHE organizes stuff, it makes better sense to me than when I organize my stuff.

Why is that?

Recently, I had to go to a dual agenda system. One agenda that holds personal appointments, commitments, phone numbers, insurance numbers, etc, etc, vacation plans and upcoming events. The other is strictly professional. Although I am now actually toying with the idea of getting yet another agenda to differentiate between writing plans and the other stuff I do that isn't writing. I think that may be too many. Yeah, as I think this aloud, that's too many.

So what do you do to organize and what unique tips do you have that work for you? I'm all ears.


Amber Skyze said...

I have a planner for day job and personal stuff and a planner for writing stuff. I have blotter calendars on my desk with last minute stuff. It's a bit much I know.

Bronwyn Green said...

Brynn's organization skills are legendary! Someday, I too hope to be be organized.

Don't laugh.

I can dream.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oh gawd I wish I was organized! I never even know what day it is! My style is to just throw things all over my desk. Gaaaaa! Awful!

Chris said...

Hee hee! Organization! Hee hee!

anny cook said...

One planner with everything in it. One address book. Series bibles for writing. That's it.