I used to be a neat and organized person.
I never missed people’s birthdays. I never lost socks to the dryer monster. I was always on time or early to meetings. My pen caps were always matched up with proper pens and always pushed on tight.
Somewhere along the way, things changed. I guess it had something to do with becoming a newspaper editor.
All of a sudden, there wasn’t time to worry about trivialities. All that matters is getting the darn paper done, preferably on time.
Now I am always late to meetings. I forget to send in reports. I forget birthdays and other important things like dentist’s appointments. I’ve even worn my clothes inside out.
So how do these things happen? And does one go back to having things in order?
I do not like to be the person who forgets to send my grandma a birthday card, or forgets what my significant other’s favorite food is. I do not want to have a checklist for how to get dressed in the morning, but I would like to have time to actually write a to-do list before midnight. I certainly don’t want to be the one who never fills out her SMS report for corporate until the fourth reminder email. And I don’t want to have missing socks.
I’m trying really hard to remember everything, to do everything that needs to get done. I guess sometimes, it’s just not possible.
But this year, at least, my Christmas cards WILL be sent out on time. I guess at least I can check that off the list.