Things have been pretty quiet around here lately. Not because there is not much going on, but because there is so much going on.
As a bookkeeper, year end is an extremely busy time. I work a part time bookkeeping job, as well as looking after the accounts for one other company every quarter. Just to get them ready for his accountant.
But as well as the end of financial year chaos that is happening right now, I have also been very busy behind the scenes completing the online certification to become an Evernote Community Leader.
And let me tell you, I am so excited.
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“Living with anxiety is like having a constant shadow. A shadow that knows your weaknesses and insecurities. It follows you around just to remind you of them. It lurks in the corners waiting for the perfect opportunity to become a dark cloud that hangs over your head. And it gets to the point where you are consumed with the darkness. Your weaknesses and insecurities are all that you feel.”
Have you ever been involved in a car accident? It is a pretty scary situation to say the least, and assuming it is only a little dingle you could still be experiencing some pretty strong emotions. Your heart is racing, you may be confused or dazed, or concerned about blocking traffic. All these things are running through your mind.
Recently as I was dropping my son to work, we came across one of his colleges in the car park, who had quite obviously been involved in a car accident.
I have really fond memories as a kid, of sorting socks with my mum. After all the washing was done, the clothes would be folded and given to their owner to be put away, but all the socks went into a sock basket. Not matched, just tossed in. Sometimes they were matched before we got low on socks, and I remember mum and I would chat as we sorted and folded. Other times we would be getting low on socks, or more likely we had already run out, and we would scrounge around in the sock basket looking for two that matched. Or, just two that fit!!
What’s even funnier than that is, when I mentioned socks and the need for a sock basket to my little sister, who is 17 years my junior, she said “A what basket.”
I have been using Evernote for a few years now. Four years to be exact. Mostly, I used it for keeping track of my Master To Do List. Occasionally I would see something on a website and store it there to read later. A list of books to read, recipes to try, TV shows to watch, podcasts to listen to, products to look at. You get the idea.
And whilst I have always loved the idea of having a portable organisation system with me, I really wasn’t putting it to good use.
But back in January, I posted about my Life Goals Vs New Years Resolutions and in this post I talked about how I wasn’t going to make resolutions, I was going to concentrate on some goals that I have set for myself.
One of these goals was to move towards digitising my life. I mean really digitising. My vision is to have next to no paperwork in the house. To be able to access everything on the fly. To be able to pull up the information that I need at the drop of a hat. And let me tell you, I am already on my way.
But today I really wanted to share with you my top 10 reasons why I am organising my life with Evernote and why I am in love with this program.
Well here it is. My last instalment of the Back To School Series. And it is all about how I organise school work.
This little system of ours has been working famously for about 3 years now, and I would love to show you what we have done.
It has been so much fun sharing how both Hailey and I organise everything school related, but all good things must come to an end, so enjoy this last instalment on for our Back to School Series.
Organising school work can be a bit of a nightmare, however, take it from someone who knows, this can be rectified.
Today we have Hailey from Organise It All back with us again for last time with Part 3 of the Back to School Series.
Take it away Hailey…
Well, as my holiday is drawing to a close, my thoughts are slowly moving back to reality. And while I am glad that I have put quite a few things in place for the coming year, there is still lots to be done as far as dealing wiht school clutter and back to school organisation goes.
Having a high school student definitely has its benefits. He is old enough to unpack his school bag, he knows where his school notes go, and if I can get him to put down his phone long enough, he gets through what little homework he has in a reasonable amount of time.
Welcome back to Part Two of the Back To School Series, which is a collaboration between myself and Hailey at Organise It All. If you missed the first two instalments, jump on back to the blog and check them out. You can find Hailey’s here and mine here.
Today Hailey is going to share with us how she organises her school clutter.
Where on earth did 2016 go? It is nearly time to start school again already!
I swear it still only feels like November, yet here we are in mid way through January already. Right now, while I am writing this, I am off sailing the South Pacific Islands enjoying a well earned holiday. But not before I have put a few things in place. At least then, the back to school transition will run smoothly when we return.
This post is the first of a three part series that I was asked to participate in. I would like to thank Hailey from Organise It All for asking me to take part in her back to school series. And for sharing her first step earlier this week. I really hope that these posts add some value to you.