Planning Planning Planning

I have to start this post with – I can’t believe I haven’t written a post about my planning obsession by now. I know I’ve touched on it a few times but I actually went back through my old posts just to make sure.

Are you a planner? No no a planner like, putting a dinner party together, or hey the kids have a game on Saturday and you’re the snack parent. Or let’s talk about our retirement and what we might be doing in twenty years. Those things are fine and serve a very important purpose but do not fall into the category I’m referring to.

I’m talking about that one person that you can go to even in a real pinch and they seem to be able to pull something together. The last minute school party, or someone that needs to corral all the snack parents together. The one that starts pulling Thanksgiving recipes together the beginning of November and always seems to have a list with them for something. Now I want to add in here before we get too far, that sometimes these people while awesome at planning may not be the best for follow through, that’s why they plan πŸ™‚

And yes if there was a picture in the dictionary under obsessive planner, it would be of me. I can’t help it, I spent my 20’s known for being flaky at best, and always a day late and a dollar short when it came to anything important. As I got farther into my job and started attending PTA or Girl Scout meetings I realized I needed to get my crap together or I was going to be in serious trouble. As time has gone on I have found it really does help to have some sort of plan in place to make sure things get done. I will be the first to admit, it does border on the obsessive, If you’ve read my Disneyland post you might have gathered that tidbit, but I offer you the thought of the alternative. What would I be like without? Did you read any posts on my blog the last few weeks? No? There you go! No plan in place. Here’s a small glimpse into my disturbed but semi organized mind.

yes my photos are arranged by thought, I have a new one starting soon called “Wishlist” I seem to have a lot of pics of things I want to get

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Email with a million folders? check – at work I have them broken down by quarter for ease of finding things

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Capsule wardrobe planning? Check – I don’t buy a lot of apps but this one has been a Godsend

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List-making and tracking heaven? Check – evernote is my go to for everything!

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Are you a planner?

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