I have recently been dumbfounded at the level of forgetfulness that having a child has created in me. Pregnancy brain has got nothing on my Mommy brain issues right now. Remembering things has become such a problem that it is affecting my job. Time to do something about it, right? (The memory loss, not the job).
In an effort to stave off senility, I am writting more things down. I recently went back to my college days and bought an old fashioned paper planner, just like the ones I used to use. I did this because of various studies and articles that have been appearing suggesting that writting things down helps you remember. I have always known this when it came to taking notes in class, but I did not think I would ever need to write down daily task lists and Dr. appointments. Well, I have reached that stage. The stage of What did I have for dinner last night? and Where is my phone that I just had 2 seconds ago? I used to pride myself on my ability to remember appointments and random trivia; now I can't remember if I put on deodorant in the morning.
So, back I go into the world of pen and paper. Goodbye Google Calendar. Goodbye Evernote. Goodbye Remeber The Milk. You have all been fun and helpful on my phone, but I feel lost without you and that is not acceptable any longer. I no longer wish to be tethered by my cell phone charger. I wish to be able to remember on my own again.