Personal: meaning Personal organization.
And yes, this post is more "personal" because -warning- you may see parts of my messy house :)
I know just as well as the next chorister that this calling can take over your house.
Soon after I was called, I found that behind my doors, under my bed, and any empty space in my 1000 square foot dulex was now being occupied.
So my point? If I can be organized you CAN too!!! Wahoo!
Here are some tips that hopefully you can use, to help get organized.
Here is my monthly calendar. Fancy, right? No. It's just the basics. It has the month and the monthly message and song at the top. This is so that I am reminded to incorporate those during singing time for the month. It also lists the Sunday's date for that month. Under each Sunday, I write my ideas/activities and sometimes the songs that I want to sing. I usually plan out 2-3 months of these at a time so that I don't have to scram and freak out every Saturday night-wondering what I'm going to do :) But sometimes I still do that...
These are the things I carry in it EVERY Sunday:
divinesecretsfromaprimarychorister, my CS, and blue sticky tack (you never know when you need it). Blue sticky tack is like duck tape for Primary. You use it for everything.
This is my outline I make for me and my pianist every week. I have the opening exercise and singing time songs for the day. Again, not too fancy and don't make fun of my awesome handwriting :)
Besides all that, I have a box with nic nac misc stuff for Primary.
And... this is what it looks like in my husband's small office :)
I Heart Primary Music!!!