My Personality Type Is Organized Chaos

My Personality Type Is Organized Chaos

A little mix of sanity and chaos isn't too bad.

I'm the type of person that always likes to know when things are happening, but I also like to do about a million things at once. I tend to always overbook my schedule and be running from one thing to the next, but I at least have a system for my craziness.

If you were to look into my planner, you might be a little overwhelmed by the hundreds of scribbles all in various colors and fonts. It may look like a weird type of coloring book, but really it just helps me organize everything I have going on into different categories and levels of importance. Plus, a little color helps me not dread all the things I have to do.

Aside from my scheduling, how I live and work also reflects that style of organized chaos. I’m not a terribly messy person, but I will admit that my clothes tend to gravitate towards multiple piles on my floor from time to time. They might not all be dirty, but I know where they are and when they do need to be washed.

With my school work, I have it all organized but I also have to always go back and rewrite stuff in order to get the same understanding I got the first time I got the information. It may have made sense when I first wrote it down, but looking back at notes sometimes makes me more confused than anything. So I organize myself after I go through a bit of chaos.

Not everyone functions the way that I do, but I think that being an organized chaotic person has a good balance between having my life put together and being a hot mess. Being completely organized isn’t going to make me completely happy because I know that if I tried to be that, I would go overboard. But being chaotic in a sense would also be really bad because then I’d never have order and peace in my daily life, I’d always be worried about something.

A mix of both lets me focus on certain things at a time while allowing some things get a little out of control in a good way. I don’t need to clean every single day, but I also don’t need to not clean ever. I can do all my schoolwork before the time it’s due, but I can still pace myself so that I am able to do the work to the best of my ability. Organized chaos is a good system and method for my busting life.

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The Meteoric Rise Of Barstool Sports

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If you are ages 15-27, care about sports in any capacity or have an interest in social media, you've probably heard of Barstool Sports. Barstool's meteoric rise from just a small newspaper publication in Boston to one of the biggest sports agencies in the world is not without reason.

Let's look into why Barstool Sports resonates with so many people. For one, their social media presence is enormous and their strategy is genius. Hundreds of colleges and universities around the country have their own affiliated Barstool page which essentially creates a network connecting schools all around the country.

Why is this important?

Not only is what comes out of the hundreds of schools hilarious and amusing but also it provides a never-ending stream of content. Not to mention, students around the country (one of Barstool's main audiences) feel connected to the outlet through their school's own barstool account.

Going along with social media, Barstool's following goes beyond their main account's 4 million followers on Instagram and 1.1 million followers on Twitter. Each and every barstool employee is almost like a reality tv show character. They all have distinct personalities and social media presences that people can relate to.

Additionally, all of the employees are extremely active on social media and frequently interact with their fans. Similarly to the network that Barstool has created with colleges and universities, they have writers that produce content for many of the major sports cities around the United States. With this network, they attract even more than just the young college demographic.

While their social media presence is massive, Barstool does more than just post on social media. Barstool podcasts (I say podcasts because I mean they have a ton) top the charts of not just sports podcasts, but all podcasts in general. Podcasts like Pardon My Take have become wildly popular. This summer I would listen to it every morning on my commute from New Jersey to the Bronx. In addition, Barstool now has its own 24-hour Sirius XM station.

But what really makes Barstool great? The answer is simple: it's hilarious and entertaining. Barstool is almost like the sports guy version of a reality show where you can hear funny takes about recent sports news and laugh at the ridiculous office banter that goes on within their headquarters.

Because of how popular Barstool has become, they even have their own nickname for their diehard fans: Stoolies. Barstool Sports is paving the way for new media to arise and they're doing so in a big way. Better watch out, ESPN.

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Ladies, Stop Criticizing Your SO's Interests And Maybe Make An Effort To Get Involved Instead

Even if it's not your thing, it's important to them, Make it important to you.

Sitting here side by side with my boyfriend Chase, we have both decided to spend some time catching up on our favorite Instagrammers, Youtube channelers, etc. I know, I know, but please save the "get off your phone" lecture for another time; we all have our interests that may or may not include social media.

As I listen to the yelling and screaming that is coming from his Achievement Hunter video, I sigh and look back at my Nicole Guerriero makeup tutorial video. Then I realized, he follows me into Sephora, watches me as I apply makeup and talk through it, and listens to my hours and hours of conversation about my love for makeup. Why wasn't I doing the same? I watch his videos with him, but his love for gaming is akin to my love for makeup.

Without fail, every girl I know with a gaming boyfriend rolls their eyes and disapproves of the hobby. I get it, if it's getting to the point where all he is doing is sitting on his butt, ignoring you and screaming at the screen in front of him as an obnoxiously loud explosion happens, it's time to have a conversation. Then again, are you lying on the couch watching Tarte's Instagram stories and then scrolling through the Sephora app for hours while your significant other sits right next to you?

Everything in moderation. If every once in a while your boyfriend climbs onto his gaming device for a half an hour or so, sit with him. Be with him. I know it sounds ridiculous if you're not into it either, but that's an interest of his! In my humble opinion, you should try to support your partner in any way you can. Note the word 'try.' We're not all perfect.

But honestly, how nice would it be to have your guy walk into a craft store with you and get into the DIY project you're about to create, or cook a meal with you while you talk about your hobby for cooking? To him, he most likely can't relate to your hobbies just like you can't relate to some of his.

Build that bridge. The next time he brings up a new game he's been playing, or the book he's indulged in, or a new exercise he's been trying, instead of rolling your eyes and making a snarky comment, ask him about it. Be genuine. Try and build that connection even though you can't see why he would have these interests, and hopefully it will be reciprocated when your interests are brought up.

Support each other in any way you can, even if it's hard to wrap your head around. Plus, what's the harm in learning about something new?

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