Hello, my name is Jessica, and I have OCD. No, scrap that…I have major OCD! I am OCD to the point that perhaps I should be put in a straight jacket… Okay, maybe I’m not that bad!
I obviously spend the majority of my time at home and at the office, so my OCD is at it’s craziest there:
1) I have a specific filing system on my PC which I think is very necessary, very easy to put in place and easy to maintain. I pride myself on the fact that should I be out of the office (at an event or off sick), anyone can get onto my PC and find what they’re looking for. Okay…so maybe I have gone a bit overboard by creating folders in my emails, but this helps me a lot! Not only do I know that the emails sitting in the inbox are the ones I have not processed (etc), I am able to find emails pertaining to X company’s event that happened in X year by looking in that folder.
2) I have a very specific way of keeping my desk which is also very important. Yes it can get a bit crazy and messy when I’m working on two exhibitions/events at once, but anyone will be able to find what they’re looking for because it’s clearly marked. Each function has it’s own folder (with it’s name on the cover) where all information is stored pertaining to that event. Should this folder get too full, I’ll transfer it to a lever arch file where I’ll hand-make file dividers. (Hand-making file dividers is not as time intensive as you might think. Plus it saves the company money – go me!) These folders/files go with me to each event so it’s important that they’re kept in order.
I have always thought that my pedantic-ness is the perfect trait for the line of work I’m in – events management. You have to be super organised and super efficient to make any event run smoothly. (Here’s me doing a sterling job of explaining my OCDness!)
You may laugh at this and think I’m completely bonkers, but I have a certain way of doing everything at home, though I won’t make you go crazy by specifying every little thing. (I’m crazy enough for the both of us!)
My maid comes once a week and I like to make sure that all the laundry has been done so she just needs to iron it. Firstly because I like to make sure that the laundry is properly dried. She often washes the towels and packs them away while they’re still damp. And once anything has that damp and musky smell, it’s super difficult to remove it. Secondly I don’t like my maid using the washing machine. The washing powder gets everywhere but the drawer it’s supposed to be in, and if she does mess, she doesn’t clean it. There are a ton of other rants I have about how she doesn’t do things properly (like not putting the duvet the right way round into the cover, even though I’ve shown her…) but I suppose I can’t expect her to clean and do things like I would – like the crazy freak that I am. The only thing I can do is point out the things that she needs to do differently.
So, yes I’m crazy! Who doesn’t have a bit of craziness in them?! And yes I have super high standards! But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing… Here’s to hoping I’m not admitted to a crazy hospital one day!
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