Tuesday, September 17, 2019

My Perfect Word for 2020

Not quite "executive," but I'm not quite executive either. 
Yes, 2020. I've not been my most organized self for the last little while. It may have been taking it too easy breezy in August and adding September 11 took it to a higher level of disorganization. I'm usually quite organized and keep an orderly calendar and have my to-do lists updated every day. I'm not quite as orderly as when I was working, but I thought I was keeping up. 
For the last little while I've been saying yes to doing things and then I've neglected to write them down. What a mess! I had theater tickets and a commitment to be out of town with a group of friends for the weekend ahead. As my mother always said, "You can't dance at two weddings," and I was trying my hardest to do just that. That debacle got solved and I decided to take action.
I went through my calendar for 2019 and noted every event I had scheduled. I made a list of items that need to be done -- a flight to schedule and fund raising notes to send out. In a whirl of resolution I went to the local dollar store this afternoon and bought an organizer for 2020. Yes, it says "executive" on the label, but it has a plastic cover and it cost all of $1.29. I immediately felt better and on the road back to organization. My next activity will be to enter all the commitments I've made for 2020 and be ready to start the year off in as orderly a fashion as possible. 
I may be the first person to post about their perfect word for 2020, but I don't mind being a trailblazer. I've had new year thoughts in mind for the last month as the Jewish New Year of 5780 begins on September 29. I'm grateful to have two opportunities to review and reflect. I may have chosen a different perfect word by January, 2020, but Organization will definitely be my perfect word for 5780.
I've got some excitement coming up tomorrow afternoon and Thursday. Facebook and Instagram friends will get sneak peeks in the afternoon, but I promise to do a quick post tomorrow night with the high points of the day, and they look very exciting. 
As ever, thanks for visiting and wishes for a wonderful Wednesday.


Ginny Hartzler said...

I can't wait to see what your mystery events are!! I love organizing things, it calms me down!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Love that expression you can't dance at two weddings! And may I be the first to wish you a very Happy 2020?!! xx

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Oh, I remember those organization books well. It really helped in my daily work life. Now everything is kept on my iPad or phone and I like that I can set reminders or I would be lost. Life is not as demanding anymore but there ard still things that must be done.

I love to read about your excitement about so many things so I think your word will have to do with that.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Organized for 2020 already? Wow! This puts me to shame, that's for sure, Carol. Looking forward to finding out about the upcoming "mystery" events.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a coincidence, I was just thinking of my perfect word the other day. GRATEFUL. I need to be more grateful for what I have in life. . 2020 will be here before we know it. Meanwhile we need to enjoy each and every day while we have them. Right now I'm working on my Christmas organizer.

Deanna Rabe said...

Your mom's quote is a good one! I'll need to remember that one for myself, as I long to be able to do "all the things!"

Good for you in getting back to being organized. I'm using my phone calendar much more these days, and I'm finding it helpful!

Lynda said...

We keep a wall calendar updated. I have a weekly calendar on the refrigerator that is broken down into morning, afternoon, and evening. We watch the boys after school and they sometimes have activities. Some appointments - - mostly birthdays - - I put on the computer calendar which show on my phone - - but sometimes it gives me alerts that I have not figured out how to delete - - and I don't want to listen to them!
I am very proud of you getting organized. It feels good to have some discipline. I believe somewhere in Scripture it tells us to do everything decently and in order and that God is a God of order so we are reflecting and Honoring Him by being orderly.
I read your blog everyday even when I don't comment. I love hearing what you are doing.

Mevely317 said...

What a bargain!
I'm (overly?) passionate about making lists, but for the time being will stick to those junior legal pads cataloged in my tickler file.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy 5780 to you!

Can't wait to find out your secret!


Theresa said...

I bought a planner and failed miserably at keeping it up. Hats off to you dear friend, keep up the good work. HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes on your 2020 word and on "preemptive" organization efforts!