On top of my handy dandy planner, which I’ve always lived by, I decided I needed a larger empty space to organize and transfer my thoughts. I’m not sure who can fit everything in those tiny squares for each day of the month. If you were to look back at my planner, the only way to read everything is to slowly turn it until it you’ve turned a full 360 degrees. Planners are so…so….boring and uncreative, leaving no place to jot down your thoughts. I guess, it’s a planner, it shouldn’t be like a parade of awesomeness.
Anyways, sometimes it’s nice to have a specified place to organize your brain. Otherwise, I begin talking with run on sentences, jumping from one thought to the next without delay. (My boyfriend can vouch for that one). The other day I finally found what I was looking for – a leather portfolio-type of binder, that will hold all of my ideas, projects, to-do’s, thoughts, etc.
So far, so good! I actually find that I’m even more motivated to accomplish and organize things. I’m such a visual person it’s not even funny. I guess that’s why I majored in what I did, and do what I do.
Although, I find that now that I’m graduated from college, and am traveling down the road of accomplishing the “All American Dream,” I’ve noticed that I’m sincerely missing school. I never thought I’d say that, especially on those nights I’ve spent attached to the computer trying to finish the latest term paper. But, maybe it’s the fact that I feel like I should be doing homework when I get home at night, instead of being able to tune into my favorite shows! I mean it has been my routine for the past 7+ years. It also might be my need to be insanely busy-it’s what I’m used to, it’s what I should continue to do?
What I do know though, is that I love to learn. I have this drive to always do more. I love to learn more about things that naturally interest me like fashion, travel, marketing, etc. Although, I’m even more interested in the things that I don’t know a lot about, such as politics or how a car actually works. So as I stomp on the ever-so stereotypical norm that a girl who worries about what she wears and how she looks has only opened a Vogue Magazine her entire life (stomp) -there is actually more to us fashionistas.
For example, I believe my next book choice is going to be Decision Points by George Bush. I find the government, the decisions that must be made, and the secrecy it embodies absolutely fascinating. There’s a new show on the History Channel, also another one of my favorites with “American Pickers and “Pawn Shop,” called “Decoded” with Brad Meltzer. He is a history enthusiast that dives into conspiracy theories and clues of the unknown. I love things like that. Last night’s episode was about the missing corner stone in the White House-absolutely glued.
All in all, I find that searching and scavenging out of your normal interests can actually be more satisfying than learning about a subject that you’re already knowledgeable about. And when it comes to inspiration, I will forever live by inspiration boards. Having a board of any sort filled with images and quotations that ultimately inspire you is a perfect way to keep motivated. Hang it above your desk or in your office at home-you’ll surprise yourself.
Even though this entry was a little bit of this and that, I hope it inspired you-if even just to pass it on to a friend or to think about an inspiration board for yourself. Have a great night and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook! Links are at the top of the page
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