A to Z Challenge: Organization

This post is part of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year my theme is simply, "things I know." Some posts will be informational, some about life lessons, some about things I've learned as an author/blogger.

Sometimes, being organized just isn't enough.

Sometimes the chaos wins and there's nothing you can do but go with it. I am a pretty organized person. Not "the clothes in the closet hang in rainbow order" organized, but "the clothes in the closet at least have to hang grouped by sleeve length" organized. Not "the cereal boxes are alphabetized" organized, but "the pantry has sections based on food groups" organized.

I've always made the best attempts at staying on top of my schedule (and that of my siblings, at times! My brother gave me a gift for Secretary's Day once...) and on top of the tasks I need to complete. And usually, it goes swimmingly - everything happens on time, I get the work done in a 40 hour week, I am able to write books in my spare time. But once in a while *ahem* this month *ahem* things just go nutty and there's not a damn thing to do about it. Well there is - throw out the organizational plans and roll with the punches. Get everything done that you can, try not to stress about it, get organized again later when you can actually breathe.

Organization - love it when ya got it, try not to stress when ya lose it.

Any other organized folks out there? Anybody got any hints for when things go nutty? :)


  1. Hints for when things go nutty? Just blow out some steam and get going with the tasks. Usually works for me! :)

  2. i enjoy hearing your voice in your posts! and i am organized, but messy, too...
    fave post so far is the neutron pea - ha ha ha hahahaa!
    happy o day!

  3. On a sailboat, you have to be organized. And still, things can go nutty in a jiffy - especially at sea when the "devilwinds" blow.

  4. My organization has flown away sometime around the New Year and I am about to hire a bounty hunter to find it because it is driving my ocd crazy.

  5. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Stopping by on the 17th day of the #challenge. It's obvious you got organized ahead of time with your posts. Congratulations. If you have time or interest, I'm writing about gardening and related topics this month. Take a break and visit.

  6. A very organized post about getting organized...LOL!!! Even with all my overdo-organizing for this month...this happened....Having been out of town and getting behind, I'm catching up with posting and visiting...hope you can stop by.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  7. Anonymous11:22 PM

    As a person who's labelled 'organized' by admirers and 'finicky' by critics, I agree with everything in this post!
    "Organization - love it when ya got it, try not to stress when ya lose it" just about sums up my attitude to organization.

    Visiting via A-Z. http://proactiveindian.com


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