I’m Taylor Coloka, Miss Clovis 2015. Being a pageant titleholder in the Miss America Organization means so much more than simply wearing a crown. Titleholders have very busy schedules including going to school, work, eating healthy, exercising, volunteering and, of course, preparing for Miss California. For me personally, I learned time management and staying organized early. I became a professional NFL cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers and began my first semester of college in the same year, in addition to teaching dance classes and starting my own freelance photography business. Organization is the only way to be successful in every activity I participate in. Us pageant girls are not the ONLY busy bees, so I have some tips to make YOUR life more peaceful and organized!
The easiest way to keep track of every activity is to use a planner. It ensures you will never forget an important date and holds you accountable to complete tasks. Write everything down! Even if you have a busy schedule, keeping a planner will take the stress off. Planners will help you accomplish goals by forcing you to make the most of your time and allowing you to visually see where you have available time to gets things done. A way to clearly categorize all tasks is by color-coding. I have a different color for each category and underline the task accordingly. Here is a sample week of my planner