I've definitely spent a lot of time organizing. Just taking 15 minutes of a prep, coming in 15 minutes early or staying 15 minutes late, and rarely giving up 15 minutes of lunch can really put a dent in the mess of papers, books, and miscellaneous hodgepodge. So even though I have a lot more to do, I'm going along nicely. I always feel like I can work better in an organized, streamlined environment. I think it will probably take me through October to get it the way I really want it.
I've been making sure to work smart and ask for help when I need it. Asking for help, proved a lot easier than I thought and I'm lucky that my co-workers are also very close friends of mine so they generally don't think I'm an idiot if I've forgotten something. I also make sure to offer help when I can. Although, honestly sometimes by the time I explain what I need help with I could have just done it myself. I haven't tried anything new yet, but I have some great ideas for projects in upcoming units.
Basically at work in September I felt like I was constantly drowning. Now I feel like I'm just struggling to keep my head above water, but before I know it...I'll be coasting.