Hi my loves! Welcome back to another blog on how I get my life together and provide some advice on how I handle the trials and tribulations of highschool. The biggest lesson I think I’ve learned in high school, besides knowing which bathrooms to use or not use and learning that the counseling office is a safe haven, is that organization is your best friend. I know, I know it sounds silly, but think about it as a way to hold yourself accountable and stay on top of things.
For Christmas this year, I was telling my brother how much I struggle with the menial tasks of trying to remember what obligation I have which day. He took this onto himself to make it his personal mission to help me get my life together. Buying from its Kickstarter page, he invested in quite possible the coolest agenda/planner I had ever seen. At first I was a little unsure, knowing that I’ve had plenty of agendas before this and none of them seemed to stick. But with the help of my “Passion Planner,” I can honestly say that I have never been more on top of things.
When I first opened this gift, I was honestly a little disappointed. Usually my brother lands high on my “favorite people to be on the receiving end of gifts from” list; however, this time, I can say I was not that thrilled. Procrastinating, in my usually fashion, was my first action on my strive to stay organized, so with this agenda I stuck to my ways. I left it on my desk as I entertained myself with new clothes, books, and makeup and continued to consistently overlook it. I feel as though this is a constant thing with me. I know something’s good for me, yet I overlook it for an easier option. So exactly three days post receiving this seemingly unimportant gift, something in me was telling me just to give it a shot.
So I grabbed a pen, sat at my desk and stared blankly at the first page. It was asking me to make a wish list. First of things that I wanted to accomplish this year, then this lifetime, then the next 3 months, then the next 3 years. I had five minutes (and you’d be shocked at how long it took to even get one thought out). I was stuck in this idea of living in the moment all while forgetting the glory of hope in the future. Asking myself more and more, after I looked at that first page those three crucial questions: if you could have anything, be anything, or do anything in the next week, month, year, 3 years, or lifetime, what would those be? These were questions that I have never taken too much time to think on. As days went by, I started working slowly but surely on this push in my life to do better. And boy did I fall in love with this dumb agenda.
I now use it every day to help plan my week. Color-coding, once a foreign concept, is now my consistent method of operation. I highly encourage anyone to go get organized and start chasing their dreams the right way, with a clear and constant path. While this may not work for everyone, it does for me and I recommend it immensely. This helps to keep me mindful, which as you may know, is one of my main driving factor behind this blog.
Thanks for reading and catching up on my crazy, disorganized life. There is strength found in progress and I’m proud of the small improvements I’ve made.