I've felt this need lately to organize. Organize everything. I feel the urge to get things in order. And not just physical things, but myself too. I feel like I need to start with external things first so that I feel good inside. I've got some great ideas from reading tons of other blogs but my 2 favorites are A Bowl Full of Lemons and I'm an Organizing Junkie. Both have given me tons of inspiration.
Part of this need to organize comes from 'organizing' our finances. Harvey and I started last March using Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover plan. We immediately stopped using credit cards and haven't used one since. We also set up a budget that we both work and agree on every month.
Having our finances organized has made me realize that I need to get everything else in my life organized too. It's amazing the peace I feel about our financial situation and how much better my marriage is just from being able to talk about them. I want to feel that way in the rest of my life. I don't want to feel so 'out of control.'
Over the next few months as I work on this stuff I will share with you some of my inspiration and ideas. I'm reading all over the web and while nothing seems to be exactly for me, (and why would it? Everybody is different, right?) I plan to incorporate a little bit from here and a little bit from there to find something that works for me.