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2016 New Year’s Resolution – Get Organized
Since finishing my Bachelor Degree last year, I’ve been living in some weird, blurry funk with no sense of direction. Throughout college, I kept saying that I couldn’t wait to finish because I had a long list of projects that I wanted to work on. But I’ve found that it’s been hard to re-focus myself on the projects. It just feels weird not being in school anymore, not having to stress over homework due dates and such. So my goal for 2016, my resolution, was to get organized and get some sort of new routine established to start working toward getting my projects on track and goals met.
The first project of the year was to set up my daily planner. In doing so, it will allow me to keep track of what I have on the agenda and check things off so as not to get so overwhelmed with the super huge list of things I want to do this year. So I created a set of tracking sheets and calendars that will help me stay on track and I put my planner together. If you’d like to join me this year in getting organized, be sure to subscribe to my blog here and I will send you each of the tracker sheets I created along with some other freebies to help you get and stay organized as well! ===>
Part of getting organized is figuring out what supplies I have on hand so that I can stop going and buying more when I can’t find what I’m looking for. I mean…who really needs 8 bottles of glue? So once I finished my daily planner, I got to work on my Inventory Binder. This one is still a work in progress and is what I am currently working on. I will continue to post updates on this project as I get them done.
The Messy Desk Crafter
My other resolution for this year was two-fold. The first part was to start building up this website, which I created last year. The purpose of this website is to keep track of where I’m at on projects and to share my ideas and tutorials with others so that they may learn something new. Knowledge is power, right? In the crafting world, I think we all love to learn new techniques. I also wanted to create one single place to keep track of all of my crafty goods where I have full control over where things are kept and how much can be posted, etc.
The second part was to finish writing the book that I started writing for my crafting group last year. See, I posted a question in the group asking what the biggest obstacles are when in comes to crafting. I took the responses to that question and started writing a book on how to overcome those obstacles. Naturally, getting organized takes up a lot of real estate in this book. I have about two chapters left to write in the book before I finish and publish it. Naturally, those that participated in that post and in any of the book activities will get a free copy of the book. My Inventory Binder and my first published book are my current crafty projects so most of my posts will be in regards to those two things for now. Sometimes I may mix in a side project when I get bored with the Inventory Binder and book and take a break to do something else, the joy of being ADHD, right?
Book Cover Contest
While you’re here, I am looking for a little help choosing the cover of my book. I have selected the following three options and wanted to see how many people pick my favorite one as one they would buy if they saw it on a shelf at the bookstore (or craft store). If you’d like to be one of the first people to receive my book when it comes out, please reply to this blog post with the Option that you would be most likely to pick up if you saw it. Once the book is published, I will ensure you each get a free copy.
Well, that’s it for now. Back to trying to finish up my current projects.