10th February: A Day at HQ
Did you have a good weekend? I had quite a relaxed one. Time at home (my favourite), I watched The Book Thief with my mom (heart wrenching), we had a lovely braai with family and I continued working on our home - throwing out, re-purposing and tidying. I live a wild and thrilling life as you can tell - ha ha.
The Working Week:
Today I have several tasks I really want to complete - one of which includes answering a bunch of emails (damn you inbox). Tomorrow, I'm out and about which will include a trip to House of Heart in Pietermaritzburg. On Wednesday my wonderful intern - Claire is returning to work and I can't wait to see her and hear all her news. Thursday sees a consulting session in which I will work with a client on planning her editorial calendar and getting her social media up to scratch. In between these activities I would like to (have to) really apply myself to various aspects of my work. I find short bursts of focus easier, but I must be honest I battle with procrastination as I know most people do. I always find once I get started the job isn't so bad and I feel so happy once I'm done, but the point is to get to that complete stage sooner.
Things I'm excited about this week:
Valentine's Day! I love spreading some cheer and can't wait to indulge on Friday. I have a special dinner planned and I want to try making a few treats to enjoy. I found the sweetest Valentine's cards with treats inside at Pick n Pay of all places - they are very girly so I got one for my mom and sister.
What will challenge me this week?
Time management that elusive thing we all strive to conquer. So basically... I need to manage my time, not procrastinate and focus. Yikes! Having said that this is a challenge that will continue for all of time.
At the moment I'm still working through purging and tidying out various areas of our home. Yes - I know, you can't believe I am still busy (I'm sure you are sick of hearing about it). This is the biggest clean-out I have ever undertaken and I realised it's a project rather than just a quick to do. I hope it will create a really good foundation, so I can just maintain it and stay organised. Last week I filled Daniel's bakkie with donations and I felt so relieved to drop them off. This week there is a trip to the dump and recycling centre. I still have several areas that I am working on. I have decided to create a home project notebook so I can manage all that needs doing which should help with the brain clutter. There are also several systems I am working on implementing - one of which is a better way to deal with receipts (boring). I find videos from Organized Jen to be handy as she does things so thoroughly. Storage magazine is also a wonderful source of inspiration.
What are some of the challenges you are facing this week?
I have had a few requests to share the details on the items pictured each week - so here goes:
Love Letters of Great Men: Gift
Made with Love Stamp: Lisa & Jo
Made with Love Tape: Gift from Thailand / Russian Doll part of same gift
Heart Badge: Paperchase
Doily Magnet: ohhellofriend
Polaroid Card: Typo
Paper Heart: Vintage