Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Planning my planner

I have been all over Pinterest lately trying to find a planner that fits all my needs. Maybe I'm too picky or maybe it doesn't exist. I finally decided the best thing to do is to make a list of what I want and possibly create my own.
•a weekly page that starts with Sunday and has sections so I can keep track of work, Jazz, 31, etc
• a daily list of things to do similar to a bullet journal
•monthly pages
• bills
• business info for 31 and  O2

That's the minimum of what I need. I'm sure there are other things too but the basics to start with. Tomorrow I will try to see if I can create my dream planner :-)

Monday, September 29, 2014

What to write???

I have been wanting to write a book about my life/divorce/craziness because I really think that people can relate. However, since my ex still isn't giving up (after almost 5 years) it's hard to write a story that doesn't really have an ending. But the it's to write something is there.  Do I try for something new, revamp something old, or finish something else?? I definitely have the time now...what to do? It's dilemmas like this that actually keep me from being productive.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Waiting, waiting and waiting

Sitting at the OB/GYN office. No, I am definitely not pregnant. But my uterus thinks it is. I'm waiting to see if there will be "girl surgery" into near future. I was taken back on time for the ultrasound, which took a total of about 5 minutes. Now 15 minutes later I am still waiting for the doctor. Fun times in the castle today :-)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Getting Organized...or how I tried to get my crap together this week

I've spent a significant amount of time perusing the internet (ie scoping out pinterest) this week looking for what I believe will be the perfect planner for me.  Thank goodness for Clean Mama. She had almost exactly what I was looking for and a whole lot more. Also MsWenduhh because she has a printable paycheck budget form that will work better than my current budgeting tool. :-)

My plan is to create a binder that will be part home/family, part Thirty One business and part Origami Owl business, which will also be part journal/bullet journal.  I'm piecing together tons of pages that I think, ultimately will work wonders for me. I will still have my personal-goes everywhere with me, but I can update the binder once a week or as needed to keep everything in one place.

This whole new organizing system will start for me October 1.  I will update here when the binder is done and also update throughout the month of October as to how it is going.  I will share what works and what doesn't work as well as tips and tricks I pick up along the way.

Along with this new found/created organizing system I'm hoping to get things on track for paying off bills, having regular date nights with Prince Charming and scheduling some special time with Jazz and Lyric.

So now I am feeling better about my future or organizing.  If you know me, you know organizing is a thing that I have always done, but I can do it better.

Hopefully this is the start of something wonderful. 

Princess Aim

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gathering My Thoughts....

I can't say that I have an actual routine down now that I am done with school, but I am trying.  I feel like there are so many things that I want to do, and I LOVE to make to do lists, but I'm still feeling a tad unorganized.

Yesterday I found a thing called bullet journaling.  I was so excited because it seemed just up my alley.  But the more I looked at it, the more I realized that it won't work for me as it is suggested.  So, of course, I will be tweaking it to work for me.

I'm also on the hunt for the perfect planner.  I have a vision in my head, but can't seem to find it in the store or online.  I'm kind of computer savvy but not enough to make exactly what I want so I will continue to look high and low until I find it.  What I need is a monthly page and then a 2 page weekly spread.  Across the top I need the days of the week starting with Sunday, down the left side I need boxes so I can fill in things like work, Jazz, bills, errands, fun, etc.  If you see anything like this, please feel free to share.

I'm also working on revamping/reorganizing my office.  I took all the school stuff out so that I can better manage my Thirty One business and Jazz's Origami Owl business.  Again, I have a basic vision for this but it is taking me time to make it happen. Good thing I have three days off this week.  :-)
I want to return to writing and have been thinking about it for months.  I have a couple of story ideas, fiction and non-fiction, but I haven't been motivated.  I think it's because the office is a mess.

Anyway, my plan is definitely to get back into blogging regularly (again at least weekly) and to share some upcoming projects with you.  I'm hoping to make this Christmas very homemade gifty, but some people will get 31 and O2 gifts because, duh, that's what we do.  Pinterest is my friend when it comes to gift ideas.  Guess I better do more making and less Pinning.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise to blog before May...hehehe

Princess Aim