Why Organization Matters

I almost went into anaphylactic shock standing over my school desk today.

Is there an Epi-Pen or a defibrillator or something for a new teacher who has so many papers stacked on her desk she can’t breathe?

Someone call 9-1-1!

Papers to grade. Papers to hand out. Papers that have been graded and need to be returned. Lesson plans. Faculty handbook to read.

There I was, back turned to students, faced away from them and head down, trying to find something, to find anything. Them with questions and handing me more papers, and where will I put those?

New teacher syndrome.

So I went straight to Staples this evening, in search of organization, because I can’t have another day like today.

I can’t stand with all my attention on a mess when there are people all around me, these young people I care about.

Disorganization siphons energy.

Paul tells us:

“God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” (1 Corinthians 14:33 NIV)

Paul links the orderliness of God with peace among people.

The more orderly our lives, the more attention and energy we can give to humans instead of piles.

Organization matters to the people around you.  -christyfitzwater.com

I dropped $10.79 at Staples for a file rack, because I want my students to see my face and not my back.

Where could you invest some thought to order your life?

For the people.


  1. trixiejo302 says:

    There you go, creeping around in my head again, Christy. LOL. I wish I could drop $10 at Staples and fix my disarray. **sigh** Lord, help me. Have a great day and a great weekend. 🙂

    1. Yes, sometimes it takes a lot more than $10 to repair our disorganization. We have to just keep trying day after day!

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