I’m not organized by nature. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. I never really owned a day planner, but this year I decided that I needed to Get Organized. I was tired of deadlines rushing past without warning. I was done waking up with that heart-in-the-throat, oh-my-gosh-do-I-have-something-important-today?! feeling. So I went to the store and bought my first day planner.
She’s a beauty. Slick and sleek like a shark fin in the water. She’s also bloodthirsty. I accidentally cut my hand on her cardboard wrapping. I bled like a demon, as I am wont to do. I bled all over myself and the day planner. In fact, I ended up running to the Band-Aid aisle where I ripped open a box of Hello Kitty Band-Aids and patched myself up right there in the store. I bought the Band-Aids. I bought the day planner, since I couldn’t in good conscience leave her there in blood-soaked ruin. Besides, she owned me now.
I still have to remind myself to write everything down, but my production has gone through the roof. Knowing when things are due and seeing exactly how many days I have to get something out, why, it’s magical! I also have a little trick of faking myself out and pushing the deadlines up a week or two so that I get my work in early. This has saved me more than once, but it was especially helpful in one particular instance that I’ll blog about later.
Anyway, this is my day planner, and I love her. Truly, madly, deeply. How do you keep yourself organized? Or do you at all?
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