My working definition of Chaos is Organization minus Time, and this is an excellent illustration of how it evolves:
Let me be clear — I LOVE ORGANIZATION. I’m a huge fan of it. I’m just not very good at maintaining systems for a long time. I’m just like everyone else. My organization tends to peak in January, and then usually spends the rest of the year on a slight downhill slide. It’s just life. I’m running a company (that requires a TON of organization) — I’m raising kids (more schedules & maintenance) and I’m married to a BOY (who organizes never, dusts never, and resists being organized just to drive me crazy).
I can usually spot my own Turn for the Worse about 10:30 on the day after New Year’s, by which time any resolutions I may have made will have been unceremoniously discarded.