First of all, there's this little guy:
His name is Logan Patrick, and he's pretty much the coolest little guy I know.
Logan arrived on September 24, 2011. I actually spent every minute of 2011 pregnant up until that point - probably a good thing I didn't blog during that time. Postings about my love of chocolate pudding and hatred toward the folks in Starbucks who always wanted to know when I was due, and then give me their two cents on my size, my caffeine intake, and my plans to continue working - that's what my blog would have consisted of this year. Keep in mind, these Starbucks people are not friends - they are strangers! Where do people get the nerve?!? Moving on.
Another big change: I recently left my job at the TV station to start a career that will hopefully be a little more family-friendly. I am going to work for a company called Northwestern Mutual selling life insurance. This last week I did a four week course that prepared me to take my state license exam. Sounds pretty boring, right? It really wasn't! I thoroughly enjoyed learning the ins and outs of life insurance policies, health insurance policies, and the laws that go with them! I didn't expect to enjoy the material very much. I have life insurance, but I never understood it and I didn't really care. Now, I am excited about it!
With all of these life changes going on, I have decided I need to get uber organized. I stumbled upon a book that was recommended in some blog, somewhere. Here it is:
As you can see, this is a week by week guide to getting organized. One week at a time. Sounds pretty good to me.
The first section is Organize Yourself. One of my goals in the first week is to start a journal. I'm not really a handwritten journal kind of girl...so I thought I would give the old blog a whirl. Not only that, but this is a way I can easily document the changes I make throughout the year! And maybe this blog will hold me accountable and make me stick with this little program. Having two kids, an adoring husband, a home, and now working for myself an essentially being a business owner - that's going to call for a pretty high level of organization!
I'm going to officially start the program tomorrow. I can see nothing holding me back from getting my life completely organized.