In a new effort to simplify some of the aspects of my life, I've realized that I need to get my life organized. I need to find ways to remember things, remind myself of things I want to accomplish, and make the most out of the time I have.
I have never had a calendar in the 5 years I've been on my own. Not once has a pretty calendar with scribbled appointments and inspirational photos hung from my kitchen wall.
Granted, yes, I have a cell phone with a functional calendar on it that even has task lists, notepads, and goal applications, I don't enjoy keeping my cell phone on me at every waking moment of every day. If I feel like taking a few hours of "me" time without any distractions, that means the cell phone is OFF.
So, I have decided I need a calendar. A good, old-fashioned, hang-on-the-wall, no-bells-and-whistles calendar. I don't care about the new ones that come with appointment stickers and pen holders and ass wipers, I just want a plain and simple PAPER calendar.
I feel like the days of the calendar are gone...or at least very limited. I miss going to someone's home and seeing that calendar on their wall with all of their weekend plans and school vacations and big events.
I miss the art of writing things down in general. *I love how I say that while I sit here and type on a blog.*
But seriously, I feel like writing down those tasks and goal lists and grocery lists really help the mind to remember them. If I type it in my phone or on my computer, I feel like it doesn't hold as well to the walls of my memory.
Even if they aren't the important tasks and appointments, I feel that planning it can never be a bad thing. Yeah, maybe I will make a date on Thursday for those 2 hours of relaxation. Or on Sunday morning, I think I'll put some time aside to read or craft or dance naked across my living room. And every time I walk by the calendar, there it will be! My appointment for something I want to do.
So, in that case, here I am typing what I want rather than writing it down on an empty blog page rather than a wall calendar. But, I promise, soon enough I will own a wall calendar!