Tuesday, June 4, 2019

I Rely On Good Ol' Fashioned Sticky Notes

When I was growing up, part of the kitchen counter in front of the beast-sized microwave was covered with notes. My mother was famous for writing notes to remind her to do this or that. As a business owner and someone who took care of the housework, shopping, remembering special occasions, etc., those notes were necessary. 

As I got older, it sort of became a standing joke between the 2 of us. I swore that I would never inherit that trait.


The last laugh is on me because I could not survive without writing notes and reminders. It began in my early 30's and has continued since. 

When I did most of my work at the desk in the home office, the desk was plastered with sticky notes and lists. Now that I'm predominantly working from the kitchen table, the same holds true. 

It has become a standing joke between Lisa and myself. 

She keeps me well stocked with sticky notes.

And, Lisa gives me a smirk at the ones I leave for her.

A lot of people have suggested I try apps, the calendar features on my phone and laptops, and setting alarms. 

I've tried all of those, but when the alarm went off or the reminder flashed on one of my laptops and I was in the middle of something, I would finish what I was doing and then forget to do what the apps reminded me to do.

The struggle was real.

Not too long after those failed attempts at modernizing my lists and reminders, I started writing stuff down on my sticky notes and scrap paper when the alarms went off. 

At that point, it was ridiculous to set the reminders up on my phone and laptops if I was just going to end up writing them down on sticky notes or scrap paper. 

I ditched the apps and laptop reminders.

That was back in 2012. 

Sure, my method of making lists and writing down reminders and such is old fashioned, but it works for me. 

Need I say more? 

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