Last Saturday I attended a leadership class, during which we took the True Colors Personality Assessment. The test requires you to look at a cluster of words found in 5 rows and 4 columns and circle the grouping that is most like you. I was pretty surprised when I got to the end and found that overwhelmingly I was an orange and scored not one single point in the color that has the organizational characteristics that I’ve been dying to achieve.
So basically an orange is someone characterized as being: Witty, impactful, optimistic, one who bores easily with structure and routine, agreeable and this….may rush to over-simiplify solutions, and lacks planning skills.
THAT’S ME….ME. ME. ME.
Oddly enough for the longest I’ve been trying to step my way over into living a more organized and planned out lifestyle. People that are naturally born with those skills are considered golds….the only grouping that I scored a 0 in. Ugh. Let’s also talk about my husband who is gold. Opposites attract much?
I know a particular gold that I am just smitten with other than my husband. From the way she sorts her mail to her closet organization she has me wanting a touch OCD. What I am finding and discovered in the class is that it is okay to not to be good at everything and to take it one step further it is okay to acknowledge that and seek help in those areas where you are lacking. Pinterest is a great therapist for such issues.
Now I see why closet organizers, and assistants have jobs, specifically for people like me who want to be organized so bad but their genetic make up is not conducive or it comes with a lot more effort than I’ve been willing to give up until now.
I am determined to get organized and streamline some processes around here. I’ve been stalking Pinterest and blogs for everything from planners to storage solutions. I am determined to get this house in order and roll into the new year clutter free with solutions in place to stay that way.
Key words? BY THE NEW YEAR.
This means I’m starting now, cause when December gets here I just want to watch Christmas movies, sip on spiked egg nog and play Elf on the Shelf. January I want to hit the ground running not just starting the organization process.
You will start seeing a series of posts called, ” Mimi Gets Organized.” I’m documenting this journey from chaos to order. First episode/vlog will be up tomorrow and will focus on my progress in the Playroom/Homework room.
Have you ever taken the True Colors test? What color were you? Are you organized? Care to share some tips?!