Friday, January 15, 2010

Finding Time...

Okay, I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions. I think we should make changes whenever we can if we know they're for the greater good, though I still don't see the greater good involved in giving up chocolate or diet coke... hence these are still two of my many vices. However, this year I thought I'd break with tradition and make a few resolutions... yup, I've waited so long there was a list of stuff that needed to be dealt with, and not later... NOW!

So I went against the grain, and against my very nature as an unorganized, somewhat messy chick and promised myself I'd finally get organized, at least in my professional life. Yeah, I'm laughing right along with you. Not just at the thought of Me getting ORGANIZED, but at the phrase "my professional life." Like I actually have one. Though I suppose this year I do... it's a first for me for a very long time, and I quite like the sound of it.

Okay, I got off topic. Anyway, so I've made a resolution to finally get organized. To grab a huge calendar and actually put up notes to keep track of what's due and when. Sure I can put it on iCal, but there's something much more guilt inducing when you have to stare at the big white boxes with little notes written in them or at the sticky notes you've attached to every inch of free space. But, alas, I have yet to incorporate this crucial piece of hardware into my daily life, so here it is, the middle of January, and I'm STILL UNORGANIZED!

I was going to blog at least three times a week. Have dates for books to be finished and when other material needs to be in, like author interviews or series blurbs (I promise I'll get them to you soon, Nicki. Really!) should be handed in. But I'm still flogging around in the dark, constantly trying to remember when something important is coming up.

I think part of the problem is spreading one's self too thin. I'm also the PAC chair at my kids school, and right now we're going through yet another grade configuration change. We just did one two years ago, and despite the Board's assurances they wouldn't make any drastic changes, apparently only changing half of the district is considered mild. So when I put all my life together, remembering writing, blogging, interviews, blurbs, hockey, ringette, art, PAC, bills.... ARGH! I tend to fail.

So here's to my new resolution to actually follow my old resolution. Now don't hold be to it, or you'll be burning my at the stake soon enough, but I'm going to try.

Hope everyone has had a fabulous first two weeks of 2010. Here's to planning for the next fifty.

Romancing adventure at a time.


  1. LOL!
    "So here's to my new resolution to actually follow my old resolution."
    That sounds like something I could've come up with :) And the chaotic part I recognize too. I recently learned that it's actually possible to schedule your blog posts and that people do that one week (or more) ahead... I want to be that organized too! LOL.
    Here's to making your resolution work!

  2. Hi Janna
    Thanks for dropping by. Yes, I know, pretty lame to have to have a resolution to keep your resolutions, but I certainly need something. I dream of being organized, but then something shiny catches my attention and I'm lost.

  3. Oh, Kris! There is greater organization required to be disorganized than there is being organized. Has no one told you? Just is more difficult to put things in their proper place than it is to toss them on the table. It is far simpler to tuck your tax papers into one nook than it is to file them neatly away. (I always forget where I filed them).