Monday, November 22, 2010

Priorities, Notebooks and To Do Lists

Do you ever feel like you're spreading yourself too thin? Trying to take on so much that some things start to come out a bit, well, sucky? Because that's exactly how I've been feeling lately. It's like this balancing act and suddenly I feel like I'm starting to wobble under the weight of a bit too much. Right now I want to:

* really prove myself at work
* continue to grow my freelance career
* build an amazingly successful stationery line (or at least a stationery line)
* write fun and insightful posts and cultivate a great network of bloggers
* develop myself as a confident, well-rounded person

Pretty vast and general goals I've got there, huh? But it's nothing that can't be remedied with a little introspection and really asking myself "What's most important to me and what can I feasibly manage right now?" So what comes with priorities and goals? Lists! To do lists, shopping lists, ideas list, lists list, etc and because I like new notebooks just as much as I like writing things in a vertical fashion, here's a nice roundup of pretty ones (+ free downloads) that could definitely motivate me to get my life together.

SusyJack* Desk and Demi Notebooks

Lovelydesign Pocket Book

Night Owl Paper Goods Blue Dahlias Jotter

Olive Manna Notebooks

Design Wash Rinse Repeat free To Do List

Jolly Allsorts free Printable To Do List

Images: and products all via linked sites


  1. I love this Entry!!! Love Notebooks and Journals. Great Job Dorkys.

  2. Just try not to do too much spreading yourself too thin... That's how you end up stressed, run down, etc.

  3. I ALWAYS feel that way and lists are what get me through each day. When I don't complete a list during the day I feel behind and lacking. :) Those are some beautiful notebooks!
    Visiting from SITS!

  4. Oh I know all about beautiful notebooks - the problem is I have so many that I start a score of them and then totally lose track of what I am supposed to be doing... I love the diary mousepad.

  5. I am always hestitant to write in pretty notebooks because of my ugly handwriting. Nowadays, I just scribble on a post-it. Love those printable to-do lists, though.

  6. Thank you so much for the holiday card hoot out! Our eco-friendly birch wood jotters make excellent stocking stuffers. ;)

    Thanks again for your continued support... We wish y'owl the best for a lovely, merry holiday season!


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