I like to multi-task. At any given time you will find me with at least five projects that I’ve started. Whether it involves my little business, my family, or improving on my house, I have always got something “in the works.” That’s all right. I work best that way.
Some people would say I was unorganized. Others might say my world is just a mess. You know those people who have papers all over their desk at work and you wonder how they could ever find anything? The funny thing is they know exactly where to find that one elusive file. The things in my life are much like that these days. But, it was not always that way.
I was a list maker. I made a list for this and a list for that. I had a list for groceries, a list for housework, a list for bills, a list for cleaning, etc. I even titled my lists like, “Patty’s List of Things To Do.” I had a strong personality. Everything had to be in its place or I could not relax. And, everyone around me had to follow a certain unwritten code of order. I was filled with the need for super-organization for everything.
That all changed with one particular move. I went from feeling very in control of my life to feeling very desperate. A bad move, outrageous cost of living, a new baby, and several feet of snow did not help. I look back and think that my over organizing was my way of feeling in control. But, there are some things we will just never have control over. We just have to come to terms with the things in our life that need organization and others that will still be okay without it.
If you know me today, you will know that I am pretty relaxed. I don’t really fret over the small details. I am just busy all the time...I think the reason I have so many projects going is to keep life interesting. Right now, I’ve got two projects partly done in my studio and another right in front of me. I am organizing a function that will happen later in the year at my son’s school. I need to work on that flower bed I started in my back yard. Oh, and I just picked up some tile for a bathroom project.
I did make a list today. It was simply to help me get some errands done that I keep forgetting to do. I am certain that I didn’t get everything done. Somewhere along the way my list disappeared. I'm not worried about it, though... Whatever I didn't get to, I will probably think of it tomorrow.