so i’ve been MIA for a few weeks and thought i’d better pop in with an updated desk. As you can see from the photo it has currently been abandoned whilst i re-think its organisation.
So here is my current ‘temporary’ work space
Yes, I’ve stollen the dining table! It seems julie from the stamping ground, and i have some things in common – aka- paperwork! Over the past few years due to physical fatigue caused by health issues, a lot of household tasks have been mostly ignored or beyond my physical capabilities. Since i’m now mostly feeling better, and getting really fed up with living in a ‘hoarders paradise’ – i figured it was time to do something about it. The only issue being – where to start- there so much to catch up on. So its time to break them down into more manageable tasks i can handle more easily.
so to the actual stuff on my desk,
firstly my laptop so I can write this post. It is surrounded by my current (and ever-changing) organising system . I have tried many diary, and binder systems in the past – none of which have really worked. So i’m changing it up again. At the side of my laptop are two books, the red spiral bound is just a cheep note book. Its been hanging around the house for ages ‘unloved’. I’ve finally given it purpose as my main ‘brain dump’ book. It contains my main todo list for big projects one-off tasks. Then a ‘big buys’ section (for house and future business purchases) . The third section i am using as a check list for monthly, weekly and daily chores – as i have lost track of whats on my ticktick app. The fourth section at this point is unused but i’m sure i will find something to fill it with eventually.
On top of that is one of my previous organising systems that lay redundant, hardly used and unloved. Its my hobonichi from last year. It was an expensive error on my part, so i have re-commisioned it for lettering and calligraphy practise. Coz theres gotta be some fun stuff todo- right? I covered it in some material i rescued from my mothers, it was originally her bathroom blind. No lettering in it yet but its ready for future practise.
Re-trying bullet journals
In the front of my laptop is my main planner. I am using that expensive cover – that came with the hobonichi- to house two sigma note books. One of these is solely for business and blog planning, and note taking. The other is my main day planner. I have reverted to Ryder’s analog system of bullet journalling. I didn’t give this enough effort last time i tried it. But out of all the systems i have tried, its adaptability makes the most sense in my head. So its time to give it another try. Its early days with this system, but finally some stuff is getting done. I can see this system hanging around for a while to come yet.
On the left hand side of my laptop is a new packet of staedtler fibre tip pens for colour coding my bullet journal. You can thank Kara at bohoberry for that one! Staedtler claim that there pens can last for weeks without a cap on. Well – since tesco’s delivered my set minus one lid – i guess we will be putting that theory to the test. Ill let you know how long my yellow pen minus its lid lasts on some future post!
At the very front of the photo you will notice the top of my green coat. This is hung to dry – because like julie, I have a very wet day whether wise. And top of my daily todo’s in my bullet journals was a trip to the bank and post office. Normally given the weather i would probably have left it to another day. But the daily rewriting of todo’s really motivates me to get things off the list.
ta ta for now, love & cyber hugs
c u soon