My new life challenge

I love challenges. I get bored easily if I don’t feel like I’m being challenged. It’s part of the reason I like law school. With school slowing down (in general, not right now), I need a new challenge. I’m married, I have pets, no real bank is going to give us a loan to buy a house, so what else do I have? My new challenge in life is figuring out how to effectively run a household.

Growing up, there never seemed to be a rhyme or reason to when or how things were done at my house. Somehow, we had clean clothes, groceries were bought, and bills were paid but I have no idea how my parents logistically did it. Now that I’m out on my own and mostly independent of my parents, I want to learn how to have a system in place to make sure my bills get paid, that we’re not wasting money on food we won’t eat, and we get everyone to appointments at the right times, etc. Being able to balance everything that you need to in order to run a house intrigues me, mostly because I have absolutely no experience with it.

I rely a lot on my planner and Google calendar to make sure I’m on task and getting things done when I need to. I have a monthly calendar of meals printed on our fridge. I have a list of bills that get marked off as soon as they are paid. Somehow, I don’t think this is the most efficient way of doing things but hey, it works for me. I have, what, 40 years to figure out how to run a household effectively and at least a few more before I have other people relying on me to have a system in place. Granted, I hope it doesn’t take me 40 years to figure it out, but for now, I’m really glad I have the time to mess around with a system and learn what works best for the Quinns.

Welcome to my crazy life

I have quite possibly the craziest, busiest life ever right now.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My typical week looks like this:

My crazy life

 

I LOVE color coordinating.

Blue: classes

Purple: meetings

Orange: appointments/groups

Red: work/exams

I also have multiple calendars. My DOG has his own calendar!

Green: Louie

Orange:Birthdays

Maroon: Bills

Grey: Patrick (his is a “shared” calendar I can see but not edit)

My calendars make look crazy and people who see them think I’m insane but to me it is the best way to organize. It’s easy to focus in a certain time period and know what I need to do and when. It also crosses over to my planner but it’s not color coordinated as much. I do have different colors but it’s more to make it pretty and I do not keep times in my planner either. I know I over-commit myself to things and that’s fine. I love my crazy life.