Life Goals & Bullet Journaling

Everyone needs goals. Whether it’s to get out of bed every morning, run 5 miles a day (not gonna happen unless I am getting chased by a wild animal), find a new job or get organized, we all need goals. This year my plan is to get everything in some kind of order. I am at my best when my spaces are organized and everything has a place. When everything is messy and unorganized I tend to have anxiety attacks and fits of rage. Just ask my family.

I live with all boys and a dog. All males. They tend to be messy and are not bothered by clutter. Happy as freaking clams. So when I nicely suggest they pick up after themselves the whining and tantrums being. Thing 2 drops to the floor in a fetal position, Thing 1 starts to defend his piles and the dog just moves to another room. And then I flip the freak out. I threaten to throw everything away. Just haul it off to the dump. But I know I don’t have the energy to actually do it.

So I have a plan. I am reclaiming my home! Everyone has been put on notice. My office is now MINE. I am working on revamping it to fit MY needs. The boys have a ‘man cave’ upstairs so all their crap has been moved upstairs. No more dropping off everything in the office when they walk in the door. Big Daddy has one tiny little corner for his stuff. We are working towards making that look better. I will post pictures when I am done. Before and After. Here is just a snippet of my desk. f office

So while I am searching Pinterest like a crazy woman, I found something new. It’s called ‘Bullet Journaling’. It was created by Ryder Carroll, who is an art director, web designer and a lot more. He’s kind of a big deal. It’s kind of a kick-ass to-do list for EVERYTHING! I watched the video on his website at least 100 times and I am so addicted. I am working on my on bullet journal now. More to follow…

Here is a link to his website where you can check out the video he made on this Bullet Journal thing.

http://bulletjournal.com/

Now back to organizing, you can see what inspires me from my Pinterest board here:   

And you can check out my Planners and Bullet Journaling Pinterest Board Here:

Can’t wait to have a completely organized home and life. Even if it kills me. Or kills my family.

“Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision.’ ~ Paul Wellstone

Who Is This Midlife Crazy Person?

A quick definition from Psychology Today (.com) says: “Mid-Life:  Mortality and the idea that time is running out can leave a middle-aged person feeling discontent and restless. Often this 40- to 60-year-old may have a need to reassess life and its meaning.” Really? A need to reassess life and its meaning?  Shouldn’t we have life… Continue reading Who Is This Midlife Crazy Person?

Remember Spring Break?

  This is Thing 1 (on the right) and his bud Andy. They are both home on spring break from college. Andy is recovering from surgery from a Frisbee accident. (I kid you not). I love how these guys and their friends are all back together for the week to talk about their college life and the… Continue reading Remember Spring Break?

#Grownuplife

Wake up. This is the important one. Am I breathing? Can I feel my limbs? Is it Saturday? If I have to pee then I better move quickly now. Check my phone/calendar. Messages, emails, calendar. Is this day going to be stressful or costly? Ugh. Check bank accounts. This step sets the tone for the… Continue reading #Grownuplife

A Picture is Worth a Million Laughs

It’s been one of those days friends. So I wasted a few hours on the interwebs and found these little gems. They made me laugh so if you are having a ‘day’, maybe you will chuckle too. Ok, maybe it’s the white Russians I’ve been drinking. lol 🙂

25 Things That Keep Me Up at Night

I’m sure my lack of sleep lately has nothing to do with the fact that my diet is awful and late night cocktails are a terrible idea during the week. It’s more likely that these things are keeping me up at night. What keeps you up? 1.       Why did Ryan Seacrest change his hairstyle? Dick… Continue reading 25 Things That Keep Me Up at Night

Sisterhood of the Traveling Nail Polish

  You never know where life will take you. But having a few great girlfriends on life’s journey with you is such a blessing. I have several ‘girl squads’ that I love but my Pedicure Sisters have been with me for a very long time. Many years ago there was a group of us that… Continue reading Sisterhood of the Traveling Nail Polish

Q & A

  (Thanks Kristy) Questions I’m Frequently Asked: *Do you have a drinking problem? A: Only if we’re out of booze and the liquor store is closed. *What did you have for breakfast? A: Chick-Fil-A biscuit and a Coke Zero -breakfast of winners. *If music played every time you entered a room (aka theme song), what… Continue reading Q & A