Pencils and Paper and Pens, Oh My!
Well, if you haven't guessed it by now, I am a nerd. I admit it. Admit, nothing. I declare it! Proclaim it! I wear my nerd proudly.
Do you remember, several years ago, a commercial for Staples? Well, if you don't, I'll link to it below. It's rather humorous. "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" The dad dances through the aisles.
Yeah, that's me in any office supply store...or any school supply aisle in a department store. I LOVE office/school supplies!
Well, you can imagine my joy as I realized that I needed to get myself organized for work. I've been working from home, trying to balance my schedule between Mom, Producer, and Writer. It hasn't been easy. But it's a season of life that I'm working through, and I'm grateful I have the opportunity. I love my job. I love being a mom. And I love writing. So I'm holding on to all of those identities as tightly as I can.
Today, I put together my desk...in a binder. I have notes galore! I have a couple of different calendars! I have a to-do list. I have work projects! And it's all tabbed, indexed, and labeled. I love it!
It hearkens back to creating a prompt book as a stage manager for theatrical productions. Oh, my goodness, I loved doing that! (I know...NERD!) I did the same thing for the Pikes Peak Writers' Conference...created a binder full of info. Boy, that sure paid off!
The funny thing is...I'm not all that organized when it comes to my writing! I should be. I would love to print every manuscript I've written...but I try to be true to Planet Earth. Save a tree and all that. Not to mention, printer cartridges are CRAZY expensive. One manuscript would deplete a cartridge. So I stay as electronic as possible. I just look forward to the day when I can have the printed and bound books on my bookshelf. I'll hold out until then.
Anyone else out there as weird about office/school supplies as I am?
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