Sometimes Life Is Not So Organized

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Organized Home

Despite my most valiant efforts towards living an organized life, something is bound to go awry and throw me completely off my game. Take yesterday for example, I decided that I wanted to make a few changes to my website and I accidentally added a code that my website didn’t like and it went down and I couldn’t fix it on my own.

You see, I had all these grand master plans for the weekend with regard to my website and having it go down was not one of them.  Logically, I know this is a fixable problem.  I have a wonderful team of web developers that can fix the issue (which is how you’re able to read this post now).  However in the moment, all I can think is that all of my hard work has been washed away. All I care about is that my organized day just got uprooted.

I am the first to admit that I am not a “roll with the punches” type of person. I like routine, order and things to go according to plan (hence why I do what I do for a living), and when they don’t, I have been known to….um, let’s just say “fly off the handle” a bit.

Fortunately, I had to remove myself from the situation to take Logan to a birthday party, which gave me time to cool off and put things in perspective.  By the time I returned 20 min later, I refocused my plans for the day, realizing that I have several other items on my “to-do” list that did not involve my website or my “A Life More Organized” blog.

Against my character, I came out of my comfort zone, realizing that this was not a problem I or anyone else was going to fix in that moment.

Shifting gears is challenging for us “Type A” personality types, but I’m living proof that it’s possible.


Laurie Palau

Laurie Palau is the founder of simply B organized, author of the book HOT MESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GETTING ORGANIZED, and host of the weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life. She is a go-to Organizing Expert whose advice has been featured in The New York Times Parenting Section, Family Circle, and Home + Table Magazine. Laurie can also be seen sharing tips on 6ABC,CBS Philadelphia’s Morning Show & WFMZ. She lives in Bucks County, PA with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs.

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