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I am from the rural dirt roads of Botetourt County, Virginia. I choose Longwood because of its size and friendly atmosphere. I am heavily involved in my school and community both here in Farmville and back home in Eagle Rock, Virginia.

I serve as News Editor for The Rotunda, the student newspaper here on campus, and have been writing for the paper since March 2009. I am also a Sergeant-At-Arms for the Longwood University Judicial Board. I have spent this summer discovering the world of online freelance journalism and have quite enjoyed myself.

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September 24, 2011 9:56PM

Sticky Notes


I’ve always been an organized person. And since I’ve been under a bit of stress recently, my O.C.D. has kicked in and I’ve become even more organization-prone. I’ve been very organized over the past few days. In fact, I completely cleaned my entire room today even though it was, to my standards, already clean. Ridiculous, I know.

But here at college, it’s important to be organized. If you lose your faith in being organized, you will forget things and possibly mess up an otherwise perfected schedule. I’ve been there and I’ve done that. Last semester, I would often forget about meetings or homework assignments because I didn’t write them down. This semester, I’ve done much better. Every Saturday or Sunday, I sit down and go through my week. I write down the assignments due, meetings I have and things I need to get done. My schedule is full. Pretty much not a free hour Monday through Thursday.

I don’t hate it though. I enjoy staying busy. It keeps my mind off of the things that might be bothering me in life or acting as agents of concern. But I have to be organized through it. That’s where sticky notes help.

Some people like color coding, I like those little sticky notes. I have about 20 packs in my room. I use them more than I wash my hands during the day (sounds gross, I know). They make my life easier–more organized. They are the best simple little things I’ve ever used.

They usually line my bookshelf hutch. When I get done with something, I’ll rip the note down corresponding to that task. Goodness, what a good feeling. Rip it down and throw it away. Like a little victory. I also have digital sticky notes on my Mac. Guess what? It’s clear right now (well, at least after I write this blog post it will be).

I invite you to use a sticky note to get your life in order. Or at the list, write things down. It makes your days and nights easier. You’ll never know what you will forget unless you remember it. Stay organized and stay smart. It’s easier than you might think.

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