This past weekend was an exercise in mental and physical organization. With so many projects going on, I’ve been feeling increasingly overwhelmed. While I was inclined to continue investing time into each project, instead I decided to take a step back and organize my thoughts and my space around those projects. The process is ongoing but it feels good to have a sense of control over the situation.
One project area is this blog and the biggest challenges that come along with a blog are managing all of the ideas and planning far enough in advance to be able to execute on those ideas. As a step towards creating a better process, I decided to do a hybrid of analog and digital. For immediate, executable projects, I went the binder route. This lets me have everything I need in physical form. I use these forms to organize my posts and I use photos to keep track of what supplies I have for a given project. For future ideas, I use Evernote. While I like digital for allowing me to have order and abundance, it can also backfire when there’s so much stuff I don’t know where to start. It’s also easy to forget. The binder is a way of prioritizing projects. They graduate, so to speak, from an idea in Evernote, to a project with a plan when they move into the binder.
The success of this organizational endeavor will be evidenced by whether or not you start to see new craft projects on the blog. With both Easter and my Paris trip just around the corner, I have many projects and posts planned for the next several weeks. I also have a “craft commitment” series I’ll be sharing soon that’s all about committing to my dream projects. Keep me honest won’t you? Ping me from time to time and let me know you’re waiting to see what’s next!
Here’s to a fresh and organized start!