2022, It's Nice To Meet You With Tessa James
Meet Tessa James, the mother, interior designer, actress, creative, multitasker & adventurer.
This week for our '2022, It's Nice To Meet You' series we chatted to Tessa about 2021, what she's most looking forward to meeting in 2022, her organisation tips & much more.
Name: Tessa James
Occupation: I am a mother, interior designer, actress, creative, multitasker and adventurer
Traditional Place Name: Yugambeh country
What are you most looking forward to ‘meeting’ in 2022?
I am looking forward to becoming a mother of 3, acting and traveling with my family.
Reflecting back on 2021, what is something you have learnt that you will take through to 2022?
That where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be, to enjoy life's simple pleasures and to always be kind to yourself and others.
What is one personal, professional or financial goal you will be tracking in your 2022 diary?
I’m equally excited to complete my interior design degree & to get back into acting after having a baby.
How many years have you been using an An Organised Life Diary?
Close to 3 years now!
What 2022 diary did you pick & why did you choose that style?
This year I chose the A5 Daily Planner in Beige - it's very neutral, fresh and minimal. My aesthetic at the moment is very summery and light. Living in QLD, the climate has had a lot of influence over the colours & styles I gravitate towards.
Talk us through that feeling when you first unboxed your new AOL 2022 Diary? What did you notice?
I love a clean page and a fresh start. Opening a new diary is therapeutic to me, it allows me to reset, refocus and move ahead. I loved the detailing of reflecting back in the diary and being proud of what you have achieved and allowing space for what you would like to improve on.
What is your favourite feature in your 2022 diary & how will it help you stay organised?
I love the space the diary allows you, quite often my days can get quite full so it’s nice to have space to write and scribble.
What are the top 3 ways you organise your life?
- Planning! I am a huge planner. My husband and I look after our 2 kids with no help or family around, so there is a lot of co-ordinating going on.
- Schedule - lock your planning in!
- Preparation - Preparing clothes & everything you need the night before, really eliminates a lot of stress on a busy day.
What are 3 things in your wellbeing toolkit?
What are your current desk essentials?
Top Work From Home organisation hack?
Airpods in for no distractions from others.