I’ve discussed this before. I want to be the girl with a planner that has stickers and doodles and lots of color. I’ve met women who carry several planners at a time—perhaps one for kids’ activities, one for doctors’ appointments, and another for social events. Last year, I tried to just handle one planner and I didn’t last two weeks.
However, I recently had something happen to my iPhone which made me want to scream. (If I wasn’t at the office, I might have!) As we do, I entered a date for March 2018 on my iPhone calendar. Later, I went to check on some other date, and the calendar was blank! There was nothing on there except standard holidays like Veterans Day and Christmas, and one or two recurring birthdays…but everything else was missing.
Panic started to settle in! I couldn’t tell you when my next doctor’s appointment was, when a friend’s birthday occurred in January, and what date I rescheduled my pedicure. I know, #firstworldproblems. I fired up Google once again and figured out how to fix the very minor issue.
We’ve all become attached to our devices, and I was especially fond of my calendar. I check it often. On the other hand, I have a friend who has a page-at-a-glance calendar on her desk at work; that’s where she keeps track of all of her activities. If she wants to see what she’s doing a week from Tuesday, she has to wait to get to her desk and check. The system works for her, and kudos. But not for me.
So I’m going to try a planner once again, and I’ll use it in addition to my iPhone calendar. I was lucky to receive an Amazon gift card for my birthday, so I went to that great online shopping mall and found a small-ish calendar that will likely fit in my purse. It already is printed with doodles, so all I need is a writing tool to color the drawings while I’m filling in my dates. I’ll have to get used to the double calendar entries (on the phone and on paper), but that way I won’t panic when my calendar suddenly goes blank!