I love being organised. Give me some sticky notes, a highlighter, a chance to write down a few lists and maybe sort out some kind of schedule in Excel and I’m a happy lady.
That back to school feeling is such a good one for me. Spending six weeks flitting between work and home (and not feeling like I’m doing a good job at either) meant that I was really looking forward to being back into a routine. Not that I am not excellent at my job and also amazing at the parenting thing too - just take it as a given that it’s just a big cushioned oozing fluffy ball of light and love chez Collins. An organised, disciplined and well-fed ball of light and love. It’s not all fights over iPad time and a diet solely of chicken nuggets round here, oh no.
So anyway, yesterday, the first day back at school started out as a good day. I got a lot of my backlog done, then thought about my clients, started organising my time, started highlighting a month planner (when I ran out of highlighter colours I started doing dots and zigzags – THAT IS HOW ORGANISED I AM), writing down ideas for blogs… and I’ve got a whole week! I’ve dedicated blocks of time to certain jobs, and everything!
What a successful person I am, I thought as I skipped towards school for pick up… and answered a call from school telling me my son had been sick and could I come and collect him from the office?
Yep, you know what that means… two days off school for my boy, and two days off work for me. He’s absolutely fine. I wouldn’t write this blog if he wasn’t. He’s currently watching Netflix and yammering away about Pokemon Go. It’s just back to the drawing board for my lovely highlighted sheets and more time working in the evenings until we get back to normal again.
I think the moral of this blog is, you can be as organised as you like, but something will always come up and bit you in the bum if you’re not careful. It’s best to be flexible. And always have a great range of coloured highlighter pens.
** I can not say “the best laid plans…” without saying it as Eddie Izzard being tiny Scottish mice hatching a plan to steal cheese. I tried to find a YouTube clip of the sketch but without joy - if you find one let me know!
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