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Good ‘Ol Pen and Paper

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.

By MAKY.OREL (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons