Do you ever have a note-to-self that you can't figure out? I have about a million. Some are story related, some are life related and some...I have no idea. But it is a new year, so why not do something about these random things written on my calendar, post-it-ed to my computer, desk and fridge?
I've decided I need a better note taking, note jotting system in my life. Who's with me? Yeah, I just saw a bunch of hands raise. What brings me to this lightbulb moment at the young age of 36? My calendar.
I have notes all over my calendar. Arrows from days pointing to other days with nothing else written down. What was that for? Things like 'good stuff' in the middle of a random Tuesday. Was I excited about the microwaveable Weight Watchers pizza I had for lunch that day? There is the note on 1st January that is just gibberish - "MishWilSty". Another reads 'Shop Boa Shop'. Was I intending to buy a boa? Constrictor or feathered? I have no clue now and I don't know why the thought struck me on a Monday. On December 31 I wrote '4got Laundry'. I'm not sure why I needed to write down that I forgot the laundry. And where did I forget it? Was it in the washer too long? A reminder to check the dryer? I'm pretty sure I didn't leave the house with it so I'm certain there aren't bras or socks hanging randomly around our town. Or there is this one: Clutter FX Paps. I have no idea what that means. Normally I would look at that note and pass by it in about ten seconds. As I was looking at my calendar today I noticed that it was originally written in blue ink. Then traced over in green, red and orange. So it must have meant something.
The list goes on. Three full weeks into the New Year and my calendar is littered with little notes. I just threw a hanful out and I'll probably regret that when I remember what I forgot.
So I've decided I need a better note taking process. Ideas? Thoughts? Do you ever look at the notes on your calendar, desk, kitchen writing board and wonder what you were thinking?