I like to pretend I am organized and efficient. I said pretend. Recently as part of my college orientation class we had to take career assessment tests. This may surprise you but I scored highest on Communication ;). I should be a communicator..well duh. The funny thing was my second highest area was Consumer Economics which translates to ‘packaging or producing food and/or textiles.’ I’m gonna assume I got this rating because they asked me questions like: "Would you rather bake a cake or dig a ditch? Would you rather make a pizza or do someone’s taxes?” Not because ultimately my intellect and temperament means I’m only suited to work in a fast food or factory environment (nothing wrong with those professions, just not what I am aspiring to.)
The other part of the assessment was your job values. You got a little slide graph illustrating which way you ‘leaned’ between two values such as realistic or aesthetic (I’m realistic). Or one’s such as carefree and practical. In which I was almost dead in the middle (only one little X over to the carefree side) was dead in the middle. I love to plan and make lists, but I struggle with too much structure. Obviously even more so since I wasn’t flexible on my flexibility- ha! I need order but it must be MY order (which would explain leadership and independence). Confused yet? I think this is why our motto for children’s ministry is ‘organized chaos.’ Pretty fitting, huh?
Anyhoo, I do try to organize my days and when I do, my day goes so much smoother. I basically took my main ideas from Simple Mom’s daily docket (you can download it free here). But I wanted a more personalized and adaptable version, so I spent a few minutes (okay, it was HOURS) with Publisher and this is what I came up with.
When I use it, it really does Work for Me! And when I don’t…well, lets just say I catch up on some serious TV watching.
Head over to We are That Family and see what’s working for possibly more organized people today!