Getting To Know You + Me

This series is about getting to know you + me.  It’s a reflection of sorts to help you get to know yourself better (and I’m going to share, too!)  When we know ourselves better, it’s easier for others to know us, too, and that creates stronger bonds + connections.  As a result, we feel happier.

Here’s how it works:  I’ll be posting a question here on the blog and you can share your answer in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram or Google+ using the hashtag #gettingtoknowyouandme .  The cool part is that you can use the hashtag to find others on the same journey.  Who knows?  You may make a new friend.

Getting To Know You + Me Change

My life is pretty great right now, but let’s face it people– there’s always room for improvement.  And Lord knows I could use a little help in a few areas, especially in the organization arena.  That’s something that I’d like to change the most in my life right now.

I’m pretty organized in my head, like I can remember a what drawer I put a certain shirt in last week, but it’s getting the shirt into the actual drawer part that trips me up.  Yup, I’m one of those messy people.

I remember the first time my boss walked by my car after work–after getting a peek inside, he started hysterically laughing and pointing.  There were some canvases I was working on, my gym bag, paints strewn across the floor, a couple of books, various candy wrappers, I could go on and on.  He couldn’t believe that I was hiding such a sloppy side of myself so well from the world!  I don’t look like I’d be a messy person, but man, I can let things go like the best of them.  And you know what?  Him laughing at me like that was pretty embarrassing, but I’m actually kind of ok with that sloppy side of me.

That is, until it gets in the way of what I want to do, and then it drives me crazy.  And lately I’ve noticed my lack of organization + neatness is getting in the way of me being productive with my art.  I waste a lot of time searching for things I want to use in my studio that could very easily be at my fingertips if I were more organized.  Ugh.

So there you have it, I’d like to change being sloppy into being more organized.  I struggle with it–is it just a part of who I am?  Or am I being lazy?  I know when something keeps showing up and I always have the same reaction (annoyance, want to get rid of it, change it, etc) it’s time to take a deeper look.

I’m going to try to make getting more organized a priority this year.  We’ll see how it goes.  What are you looking to change in your life?  

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