Friday, February 8, 2013

How I Try to Stay Organized

This past week all I've been working on has been homework!! It wasn't exactly hard homework but it was things that took time to complete. The biggest task of this week was my anatomy homework. This week we studied the Integumentary system and the bones. One of the assignments was to label the bones on about 100+ pages. I worked on that for about 5 days. It was easy because we have a computer program that tells you what each bone is  but you have to write each of the little parts down about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times (I'm not kidding either) and you could only do so much in one sitting. Then after I was done labeling them I had to tear them of my work book  out and remove all of those stupid little squiggly things on the edge of the paper and mail them to my teacher. I am not looking forward to several more weeks of doing that. But I have to remember I signed up for this. I want to be a nurse and you kind of need to know the anatomy of the human unfortunately. The rest of my homework was just watching a couple of videos and reading a few chapters which didn't take too much time but still had to be done.

Now to the point of my post...I am in 4 different online classes this semester which means that I don't have a teacher I go to who tells me out loud to do this this and this I have to follow the syllabuses and "road maps" (yes I have a road map that tells me what to do for Sociology) to make sure I do every thing on a certain day and time. For all of my different classes each has a different due date time. Somethings are due on Friday at noon, some are due on Sunday at 11:55 P.M. Some things I have 1 assignment and 3 weeks to do it. Well in order for me to keep organized I have to make a list of some sort. I have this cool little AP on my computer that has sticky notes you can put on your desktop. My desktop right now is covered in those sticky notes. But it helped me out last semester and now this semester to keep organized on what I have due when. So far I haven't skipped anything. I encourage anyone who uses a computer, at least daily, and has something like this to use it because it really helps and has kept me sane through college!

This is what the desktop of my laptop currently looks like!!

 It is really important that the second someone tells you to do something that's important to WRITE IT DOWN!!! I am bad about forgetting things. I will be talking to my mom on the telephone and she will tell me to do something and I will hang up and then go do something else and simply forget it. I hope that this little bit of advice helps someone out! Have a nice day!!


  1. I like the PBR fantasy picks, doing fun things is the most important part of being successful in the big picture I think. Oh and I need to show this post to my husband- He thinks I am crazy for writing everything down (our kitchen table is usually covered in sticky notes) and I think he's crazy for not doing it.

    1. I agree with you on making sure you do fun things in life It's good for the soul!!

  2. Oh I need to be more organized.
    When I grow up I think I will be ;)

    Head over to my blog. I nominated you for the liebster award!
    Congrats and keep up the good work with your blog! I really have enjoyed following you and look forward to learning more about you.
    Suzi @ chores and chandeliers

  3. One of my daughter's favorite classes was Human Body. (She is now a dietitian.) I can imagine the pile of sticky notes it's taking to get you through that class. My best! Thanks for visiting Kim's County Line!