As a month, May sucked. It was just plain terrible. Between things going on in my personal life and crazy schedules and budgets at work, I am happy to close the book on May. Looking back, I realize that the disorganization and chaos really started before May, and that it slowly snowballed to the point where the avalanche was threatening to engulf me. Something had to change.
Over the past year, I’ve really worked on organizing my life. I like schedules and planning. So the fact that my life was spiraling out of control was paralyzing. So, over the holiday weekend, I metaphorically hit the reset button. I deep cleaned and organized my apartment to have a relaxing environment. I need that base in order to be creative and it helps to de-stress my life. My work is stressful and time consuming. It is nice to be able to come home and it not be chaotic. Just spending 15 minutes cleaning in the evening is so much more beneficial when the foundation is already clean. It’s just keeping up with minor things, rather than feeling like it’s a mountain in front of you.
I restarted my bullet journal this month. I started it in January, but I didn’t like the notebook I was using, so I didn’t get very far into it. So I bought a new sketchbook, started looking on Pinterest and researching things I wanted to put in my journal. I’ve been using mine for about a week now consistently, and I’m loving it. As I go further into the month, I will post about what is working and what isn’t and how you can start your own bullet journal.
Next weekend, Matt and I are moving into a new apartment. This will provide another reset point for me. I will have a designated office, rather than just a desk in the office. This will help me get organized with my blog and journaling, but it will also provide “me space”. Somewhere that I can decorate the way I want, that can be my own little sanctuary. But beyond that space, starting over on a new canvas helps to reorganize every aspect of the house, from kitchen cabinets to the bathroom and everything else.
You might have noticed, my blog has a little bit of a visual makeover. I thought, if my life is hitting the reset button, than so is my blog. I’ll continue to tweak some stuff as I have blocks of time that I can dedicate to it. I’d really like to focus on my blog in the future. It’s a sort of therapy to me, to be able to have something productive to work on, as well as an outlet to write down my emotions and the things going on in my head. I’m excited about the future of Morning Coffee and Truth.
I’ve come to the realization that I will never be a naturally organized person. I’d like to be, but for me, I have to work to be organized. But that’s okay. I’m a work in progress. I have decided to focus this blog on my organizational journey. I’ll be sharing best practices for home and personal organization, talk about podcasts that I’ve been listening to that have been helping me and I think would be beneficial to you all as well. If you have anything you’d like me to research or to post about, or if you have any advice as I start on this journey, please let me know! Please join me on my organizational journey and follow my blog. You can get an email every time I post something!