Tayla Holman Writing Getting organized

Getting organized

I used to make fun of my friends who made crazy to-do lists with every little detail of their day scheduled and mapped out. But now I’m finding that I need to be more like them.

I’ve gotten some help at my internship and I’m grateful for the two other interns that will be splitting the workload with me. But between that, finishing up my student aide position, and trying to keep from going completely broke in a still unstable economy, I feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day for me to do everything I need to do. Take into consideration, too, that I’ve started writing for a friend’s website, and that’s another chunk of time out of my day; not that I regret agreeing to write for said site, but it’s just one more thing I have to do on top of everything else.

Then there is the fact that I am seriously thinking about grad school/law school. I need to start looking into test prep and schools and decide what I want to do (grad school for psychology? Law school for family law, public interest law, what?). I never thought much about plans — five-year plans, ten-year plans, etc. — but thinking about how quickly the last three years have gone by, I realize now that five years isn’t that far away. Neither is ten.

So I have to start holding myself accountable, and really start sticking to these to-do lists. I have a written version and an iCal version. If need be, I’ll start using Astrid on my phone again, Gtasks, whatever I need to make sure that my next task is always visible and at the forefront of mine. The time for fun and games has come and gone — I’ve been home for almost three weeks now, and I need to start getting serious about the next three months.

Fingers crossed that I’m not in over my head.

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