I’ve seen a few other folks do a recap of their previous month at the beginning of a new month, so I thought I might jump on the bandwagon. You’ll let me know what you think, right? Here are the top ten posts (in no particular order) that folks liked here On the Road in July!
1. Fabulous Find (If you’ve been on the blog for a while you know I like to do a “Fabulous Find” everyone once in a while, where I share a product that I just LOVE with everyone! Apparently you all love this one, too!)
You may remember when I posted a little while back about the dilemma I was having with digital vs. written planning. If not CLICK HERE and you can read about it!
Well, I finally made a decision: back to an actual write-in-this planner.
Most days are pretty busy for me, between the full-time job, the part-time jobs (I have two), the blogging, and trying to take care of a husband and a house. Oh, and then there are the days that include extra items, such as choir rehearsal and grocery shopping and family dinners. Let’s face it, we’re ALL pretty busy, aren’t we?
The only way I have found so far to keep the chaos of the day in an orderly format is a to-do list. It may be old-fashioned, but it works for me! Thought I’d talk a bit about that today!
Here’s my full-time job to-do list from yesterday:
How’s THAT for alliteration? (Took me a bit to come up with it, but it describes how I’m feeling perfectly!)
Do you happen to recall the post I did a while back on calendars? (HERE IT IS, in case you want to revisit it.) I basically talked about my calendar system: what I use, how I sync everything and how I keep it all organized. It was working beautifully. WAS would be the key word.
I have ALWAYS been a calendar kind of girl. My high-school classmates still joke around with me about the planner I used to carry around – color-coordinated with a variety of colored gel pens and highlighters. (I wish I had saved one of those planners, I’m sure I would be pretty amused to see it now!)
I’ve used planners, wall calendars, desk calendars, phones, computer calendars…I’ve used them all. But in the middle of last year, I couldn’t find a system that was working for me anymore. After completely forgetting about several different appointments (which is very unlike me and VERY frustrating to me), I knew something had to give.
Since Google is king (buy your stock now, folks!) I decided to jump on the bandwagon. But the problem was, I do so much! Putting everything on one calendar was stressing me out – and that was NOT the point of the project!
So here’s what I did: I set up a few new Gmail email addresses, so that, in total, I had three: a personal email address, a business email address for my photography and a business email address for my professional organizing. Yeah, that took some work, but it was totally worth it – because each one of those email addresses is linked to a Google calendar.