I had planned to put out a post on this blog every second day, but that plan went out the window yesterday. I was racking my brain for ideas. Then it dawned on me - I could show the progress I had made to my desk. Thanks to my lovely Mum, my room is so much tidier. As you can see below, however, the desk is still slightly messy. Totally my own fault.
My Mum had made an attempt at cable management. The power board is now under the desk, with the cables to the power point hidden - no more tripping over the cords! It's actually quite neat.
I am very lucky to have such a supportive Mum - she's been cleaning my room more times than I can count. I realise how special she really is every day. Just a reminder that, in Australia at least, it's Mother's Day this Sunday. So do something special for the Mums in your lives.
If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll notice I haven't posted in a while - since my birthday in fact. I planned to make a vlog, as something different, but I kept putting it off. The sore throat didn't help, and my room is a bit of a mess, but these were all just excuses. So finally, today, I recorded a video. I show how my desk cleaning is going, and two things I got for myself online. You should also notice the website has a new Video tab. So far, there are just two videos - my The Nicole Experience vlog series. The second one is the one I recorded today - the first one was recorded almost a year ago. I decided I wanted to record videos and stream, to gain more confidence in myself. But I kept coming up with excuses not to do it. To be honest, I was scared. Scared of what people would think of me, that I wouldn't be good enough. But, now that I'm being honest and more of myself through this blog, those excuses don't carry weight anymore. One of my best qualities is the fact that I am unique - I've never felt the need to copy the crowd. So what people think doesn't matter so much. If you're reading this though, you've taken the time to read what I have to say, so you do matter, and I appreciate your support. Anyway, enjoy the video, comment on my YouTube channel and so on.
While I was searching Google for ideas for blog post, I happened upon this idea. Take a photo of your desk and write about it - what's in the picture, why it's there and so on. Since I'm looking to become more organized this year, I thought it would be a good way to change my habits.
There's a lot going on. Starting with the peripherals - Blue Yeti mic, Razer keyboard and mouse, and the Razer camera, which I won from Rudeism. On both sides, there's stacks of books - the left is mostly blank notebooks, a diary from last year (unused) and the Thor DVD on top. The right stack is my Harry Potter and Narnia colouring books, Fallout 76 Survival Guide, a box for a mobile tripod (empty), a FitBit band box (also empty) and a journal I tried but didn't get far in. You can see I often start things, but never follow through - which was why I set up this website and blog - to hold myself accountable.
There are also bottles - mostly Coke, but I'm trying to drink more water. I used to drink water all the time, and walk for 2 hours on the weekend - now that I'm working I can't be bothered. There's also an empty CC's packet, a Wizarding World Phoenix pin, a jar of wax, pads, and a pink lion. I bought him because I thought he looked cute.
As you can see, organisation and cable management are non-existent here. My Mum (who's put up with my messiness for almost fourty years) bought me a set of draws to go under the desk, as you can see below.
Yep, the rest of my room is messy too. The plan is for me to make a post each month, with a picture of my progress. This is great for me on many counts - as I'll be posting at least once a week, this takes up one spot of the four weeks. But also, it will show my progress and keep me on track. Let's hope this works people! Is there any bad habits you have that you'd like to change? Take one small step - and good luck.