I have a smart phone with the Android operating system. Anything on the calendar syncs to my Google calendar. All of my contacts from Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter all sync together on the phone. I have paper planners and calendars on my laptop.
DH and I have separate home offices. We have toy organizers, coat racks, shelving units, a dry erase calendar that magnets stick to, a cork board, fridge magnets...there's plenty of ways for us to get and stay organized. But I'm terrible at it.
Before I had kids, before I was married, I folded my towels and stacked them by size, color, and type. My clothing used to be hung by size, style, color, and season, with special hangers labeled Monday through Friday for laying out weekly outfits. I used to organize my sock drawer. I used to line up pencils by length.
How do I reconcile my former overly-organized self with my current frazzled disorderly bed-head-and-sweat-suits personality?
I feel like I need to spend the summer getting that balance somehow, so that in the Fall--when I'm suddenly teaching two college courses while taking three college courses and caring for two children and (possibly) working full time somewhere while still trying to make a side career out of writing and still trying to run my household and somehow find the time to sleep, eat, and lose 166lbs--I won't spontaneously combust.
I filed this under "Health" because it's about mental health.
Answer by cara124 at 9:27 AM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by meooma at 9:45 AM on May. 15, 2011