Organized and Productive Living

Welcome to the Blog

My goal is not to be a niche writer, but to connect with a broad and global audience.

Hi, I’m Beth.

Welcome to the blog. My hope is that you find a comfortable place here, one that makes you want to stay for a while and hang out. Feel free to grab a cup of tea and cozy up with a blanket. I’ll wait.

This was going to be a writer’s blog. A place to share what I know about being a writer, and the things that I write. Perhaps even the things that other people write as well, as there are a number of talented writers out there. The more I dwelled on that, however, the more I realized that would only cater to a very small segment of the blogosphere. My goal is not to be a niche writer, but to connect with a broad and global audience.

For months I put off starting this blog, as I mulled over what direction it should take. What could I give people that would be of value? What do I have to offer that is worthwhile and of importance?

The voice of you’re not good enough whispered, “nothing,” and for a few months I believed it. I read the blogs of people who share the same interest as myself, and thought, “They already do it better than I could.”

Being a recovering perfectionist, what I do best is clean, organize,and put things in order, which is what this blog will be mostly about.Then, just as quietly as that voice of doubt and negativity, the voice of self-confidence piped up and offered, “give the people what you know best.”

Well, that my friends, is how we arrived here. Being a recovering perfectionist, what I do best is clean, organize,and put things in order, which is what this blog will be mostly about. My family likes to joke that I a little anal retentive and there is no shame in that. They find no shame in moving pillows and blankets out of order, because they know I will have to put them the right way as soon as I noticed.

Hi, I'm Beth. Not Elizabeth. Not Bethany. Just-Plain-Beth.

I am in my early forties, and have lived in New Hampshire since I was nine. My husband and I have been married since 1995, and we have two sons. When our children were little we lived in Londonderry, and then Manchester. We moved to a small town in Cheshire County in 2001, and have been here ever since.

I spent almost twelve years working in education with special education students, and now I work part-time at a local church as an administrative assistant. I am enrolled full-time at SNHU where I am pursuing my degree in Creative Writing/English with a concentration in non-fiction. I am also minoring in Communications and Professional Writing.

In my non-existent free time, I enjoy puttering in my garden, going for hikes on the many trails in our beautiful state, reading, knitting and crochet, scrapbooking and photography, cooking, sewing, and I’m trying to teach myself to play the guitar. You may see these passions spill over onto the blog from time to time.

Working and being a college students means I need excellent time-management skills, and to keep myself focused and organized I rely heavily on my Bullet Journal. I will share about that extensively on this blog, dedicating at least one post a week to how I use my bullet journal in conjunction with whatever topic I am posting about.

I am so glad you stopped by. Please feel free to subscribe to the blog if you would like to be notified when new posts go live. In the future I plan to publish a bi-weekly newsletter, so look for news regarding that; maybe in the fall.

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2 thoughts on “Welcome to the Blog

    1. Kara! Thanks for reading my Blog <3. I'm very excited about it. I'm still on the fence about the background color though. First it was light grey, then I changed it to teal. I still might change it back. It was too many decisions to make that day. Oh, and what is it with people needing to mess with orderliness anyways? Do they not realize how stressful that is? 😉

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