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Disorganized and Disorderly

Posted Jan 15 2009 7:51pm
Back before I had kids, I was a very organized person. In college when my roommate and I would drive an hour to visit our boyfriends (now husbands) at another college, we both would have lists of what we planned to wear, down to the shoes, socks and jewelry. I had lists of what homework, studying, events needed to get done. And I did this everyday. I lived by my planner. I was never late to meetings, never forgot to do anything. Even after college, I was like this. I continued to have lists, and my apartment/house was clean, not spotless, but clean. Bills were organized and I was never behind on anything. I felt like I had a handle on everything. Not the case anymore. Yeah, I expected to lose some of that control after the kids came along. And I felt like I was doing okay keeping track of things. Boy was I wrong. Ever since I went back to work the end of February, I've realized that I'm utterly disorganized. Twice now I thought I worked one day to find out that I had the wrong date written down. Let me tell you, that's a good way to make you feel intelligent! One was the worst case scenario where I thought I worked a Thursday, was actually scheduled for Wednesday. So I go to bed Wednesday, and show up for work Thursday. Completely missed my shift Wednesday. That was a very proud moment! My house is a disaster, I can't keep up with household chores, I've forgotten to send in a bill here and there, and just keeping track of all the appointments and work schedule has proven to be a daunting task. I need to do something to get back on top of things. I haven't had a planner for the last 2 years. The calendar isn't in a very visible spot. So I will be moving the calendar, and I'm going to buy a planner. One I'll actually use. With Jacob getting ready to start school, I need to be more organized. I can't be forgetting meetings,activities, my work schedule etc. I think the stress of 3 kids 5 and under, an old house that needs work that can't all be done at once due to finances, me wanting it done like yesterday, lack of sleep and trying to please everyone is wearing on me.

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