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Everyone needs goals. Whether it’s to get out of bed every morning, run 5 miles a day (not gonna happen unless I am getting chased by a wild animal), find a new job or get organized, we all need goals. This year my plan is to get everything in some kind of order. I am at my best when my spaces are organized and everything has a place. When everything is messy and unorganized I tend to have anxiety attacks and fits of rage. Just ask my family.

I live with boys. Big Daddy, Thing 1 & 2, and even the dog. All males. They tend to be messy and are not bothered by clutter. Happy as freaking clams. So when I nicely suggest they pick up after themselves the whining and tantrums being. Thing 2 drops to the floor in a fetal position, Thing 1 starts to defend his piles and the dog just moves to another room. And then I flip the freak out. I threaten to throw everything away. Just haul it off to the dump. But I know I don’t have the energy to actually do it.

So I have a plan. I am reclaiming my home! Everyone has been put on notice. My office is now MINE. I am working on revamping it to fit MY needs. The boys have a ‘man cave’ upstairs so all their stuff has been moved upstairs. No more dropping off everything in the office when they walk in the door. Big Daddy has one tiny little corner for his stuff. We are working towards making that look better. I will post pictures when I am done. Before and After. Here is just a snippet of my desk.


So while I am searching Pinterest like a crazy woman, I found something new. It’s called ‘Bullet Journaling’. It was created by Ryder Carroll, who is an art director, web designer and a lot more. He’s kind of a big deal. It’s kind of a kick-ass to-do list for EVERYTHING! I watched the video on his website at least 100 times and I am so addicted. I am working on my on bullet journal now. More to follow…

Now back to organizing, you can see what inspires me from my Pinterest board here:

Can’t wait to have a completely organized home and life. Even if it kills me. Or kills my family.

“Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision.’ ~ Paul Wellstone


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  1. I loved the quote! It is absolutely true! My goal is to be more positive, I don’t want to judge people but this is so hard. Last year I wanted to workout more and now I am working our 5-6 times a week. Everything will be okay 🙂


  2. ritawithlime Reply

    Emma, I totally understand. Good for you to be working out more! 🙂

  3. Good for you to make your office your own! I have been blogging and working from home for YEARS now and if I didn’t have my own little dedicated space, I don’t know what I would do. 🙂

    I found out about bullet journaling about a year and a half ago and I’ve been using it ever since to organize my life. Honestly, now that I have been using that method, I don’t know what I did before it…:)

    • ritawithlime Reply

      Kristen, Thanks and I love the different ways you can bullet journal!

  4. I’m constantly trying to get organized 🙂 I put my goals on the calendar, on a piece of paper, and a couple of other places…. I may say it helps. At least my goals stick to my brain and at some point in my life I actually do what I’ve been thinking to do, and eventually reach my goals 🙂

  5. Sarah@TeamMomLife Reply

    I think we all need a little space that is our own. I am currently trying to find a way to make our sun room into my craft room/indoor herb garden. Good luck on your office! I hope it goes well 🙂 just hang in there.

  6. So true. Thank you for sharing.
    ““Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision.’ ~ Paul Wellstone”
    Every now and then we all need a little organizing. Just in case we have lost 😉

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