Do you typically remember things at the last minute? At least at work, anyway, do you live by your calendar so you don’t miss a court-imposed deadline or tasks to be completed by a date certain?
I knew we had two big concurrent hearings coming up. I started creating my attorney’s hearing binders early. One party moves the other party for something certain and files their moving papers. Then the opposing party files its opposition papers. And finally, the moving party files its reply to the opposition. All dates are set by state statute and counsel would never miss a responsive date because of calendaring software used in most every law office around.
I’m in charge of making three-ring binders for my attorneys to take to court with them. The notebooks contain all the papers in one place. Easy to review and easy to refer to. I have two three-inch binders ready for my attorney to go to court today at 1:30. When he’s running out the door for a lunch meeting at 11:30, I realize something is up.
Mel Robbins: If you’re going through a thing right now, try your best to keep this perspective in mind. Situations may appear unfavorable, but it could be happening FOR you, not TO you.
I have to admit I was so proud of myself for having these binders ready ahead of time. Yeah me! Then I check the calendaring software and see that the hearing date was changed pursuant to the court’s request from the 13th to the 20th. The date was correct everywhere except in the binders and in my mind.
The binders are easy to fix. My mind? That’s something else. How does one fix a mind? I haven’t been getting a good night’s sleep in a few weeks and I know that’s contributing to my fogginess. And then there’s the forgetfulness. And the typing for what seems like a millisecond and then I look at my screen and I’ve typed like a millllllllllllllllllllllllllllllld.
I’ve been stressing about a medical procedure since July and it now finally looks as if it will proceed by month’s end. Once everything is scheduled, and certainly when we’re all through, I’m sure I’ll sleep better, feel better, and maybe even write a better blog post.