Reflection and Planning – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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It’s hard to believe, but there are only a few weeks left before 2012 comes to a close and a brand new year begins. I can’t think of a better time to reflect on what you’ve achieved and make plans for the future, so that’s the theme of this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival.

This happens to be a very special edition, because we have a new Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Superstar Blogger and two new Star Bloggers. With her post, Evaluate the Past, Plan for the Future, Audrey Cupo has now participated in 25 Professional Organizer Blog Carnivals, and Jonda Beattie, with her post about Priorities, and Debbie Pendell with Reflections for a Life Well Spent, have each participated in 10.

Join me in congratulating these dedicated bloggers!

Be sure to benefit from the wisdom and information shared by all the participants, including:

Ramona CreelA Simple New Year

Janice RussellClutching the Past Can Lead to Disorganization Today

Nancy BorgWhy Unfinished Projects Never Get Completed

Angela Esnouf – How to Avoid Organising Mistake #3

Julie BestryPaper Doll Takes One Last Flip Through the Calendar

Linda SamuelsMoment of Balance

Lisa MontanaroAsk Simple Questions to Get to the Heart of the Matter

Janice SimonA Meaningful Life

Tracy HothInterrupt That Clutter and Stop Your Whining

Lauren Silveira – New Years Resolutions and Making Your Goals Count in 2013

Margarita IbbottPlanning my life in 2013 – Quo Vadis Product Review

If you didn’t make it into this Blog Carnival, feel free to post your own words of wisdom or a link to one of your posts in the Comments section.

Next month’s edition will be all about Organizing Closets, and you’re welcome to make your submission any time from now until 10 AM EST on Monday, January 7, 2013. Please be sure to read our guidelines and to check out the other topics we’ve got lined up for next year for when you’re doing your own planning!

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Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
Sponsorship available

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

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Janet Barclay

A former professional organizer, I now eliminate stress for my clients by hosting, monitoring, and maintaining their WordPress sites so they don’t have to worry about security, downtime or performance issues. When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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  1. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on December 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Janet, thank you again for all you do to support the organizing community and the spirit of organizing. It means so much to be included. You rock!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

      And it thrills me to no end to have seasoned organizers like yourself, as well as newcomers to the industry, taking part in this pet project of mine. Happy Hanukkah!

  2. Avatar Samantha Pointer on December 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    This is a great round up for Planning and Reflection! I have a lot of reading to do of these great posts.

  3. Avatar Rashelle on December 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Janet, fantastic site you have here. I came here via LinkedIn groups. I wanted to share a recent planning post of mine, Organizing Tip: Plan A Successful New Year’s Resolution With A Memo Thanks again!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      I’m very pleased to “meet” you, Rashelle. Thanks so much for posting a link to your post – it’s excellent!

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