1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not? I think I'm an organized person. I remember I used to enjoy taking out all my syllabi at the beginning of a semester and put all the major assignments on to my calendar (sometimes in different colors) so I could see how screwed I was. I think I have some sort of fascination with organization itself and my soon-to-be former job helped me to hone my skills.
2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly? While in college, I always had a planner with me (because I loved to write upcoming events and tasks in it) and a calendar with my upcoming assignments and exams written in color coded inks on my wall. Now I only have a calendar, but I have recently purchased a new daily planner for law school.
3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now? My desk at work is no longer my desk, as I am training my replacement now. We deleted my name off of the phone extension - it was very sad. I no longer need a desk at home (for now) as I have this new laptop, which I like to use in bed, leaning against two pillows with the laptop resting on a pillow in my lap.
4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not matter? My CDs and DVDs have always been in boxes in no particular order, but when I did have a bookcase in my old house, I had the books in order by author's last name in two sections: fiction and non-fiction.
5. What's the hardest thing you've ever had to organize? My job at my soon-to-be former job. The woman who held the position before me was awful despite the fact she was anal and obsessive about everything. I shudder to think of the way she organized her files on the computer and I tried my best to make my files comprehensible for someone NOT from that woman's home planet.