It’s that time of year again where we start thinking about everything we have to get done before the holidays! I know I for one am swamped with working fulltime, doing photography part-time (and anytime I can squeeze it in because I LOVE IT and it feeds my soul), soon to be teaching a GMAT class (starting this Thursday!), and then all the day to day stuff…cleaning, shopping, yard work, and then all the fun stuff…date nights, girlfriend time, painting my toenails, and then all the healthy stuff…working out, getting fresh air, sleeping, oh and by the way, Christmas is a couple months away and I have a HUGE family to shop for! While this all seems like a lot to have on your plate, it’s pretty normal for me and totally doable IF and only IF, I stay organized! While I haven’t had any double bookings or missed events yet, I have this sick feeling that if it’s going to happen, it’s going to be soon and I am not OK with that. So, I finally decided that those little bubbles on my iPhone that tell me I have something (could be my daily note to use good posture) just weren’t going to cut it anymore. I bought my first big girl planner since college and Oh Lawdy it’s amazing!! It’s cute too! Thanks to Kate Spade, I can now plan the next 17 months of my life in this classy, cute and super practical planner!
I sat down about a month ago and put in every single session, family birthdays, volunteering events, GMAT teaching, due dates, follow-up reminders, my husband’s busy golf schedule, etc. and I instantly felt calmer! What can I say, I’m a list girl and I freakin love to have everything written down. Why I didn’t do this earlier, I have no idea. Oh and I still have all of my events on my phone, so the bubbles are still there as daily reminders that I have a long list of things to do! You can never be too prepared! It’s also really exciting to see all the sessions I have booked and know that the openings can still be filled, but if they aren’t, I’ll have plenty to keep me busy this fall! Positive thinking!
Oh and these sweet notes at the beginning of each month just make me smile!!
Sarah Nolan Photography