The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Back in January, I began the One Page a Day Challenge and immediately threw away my quill. Now in April, I’m participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge and prepping for a Wilderness Writers’ Retreat. I need ink, a stiff drink and therapy.
ut of sight, out of mind. Strike while the iron is hot. Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do RIGHT NOW.
Okay, I fudged that last one just a wee bit. But that’s how I roll. Or how I should roll.
Because I would forget to go to the dunny if I didn’t have a built in reminder.
For instance, for this post, I had several great ideas and rock star lines. But I didn’t immediately write them down. Now, they’re just ~ poof ~ gone.
I need a damn intern to help me keep track of all my to-dos and didn’ts, and don’ts, and darn-it-all-I-have-should-haves. Damn, that’s a lot of D's for an “I” day. (As opposed to a “me” day, which is something very different.)
I is for Instant
Maybe I have mild ADD. Maybe I need a vacation (4 months, 20 days). Maybe I need to limit my time plugged in to the Matrix. Whatever it is, the best option for me is to do Action A when I think of Action A. But when that isn't feasible, I have to write it down. Because if I don’t, I forget.
|Image credit: Sue Langley|
And sometimes, even then, I don’t remember.
The good thing about this issue of mine, is that I live in the moment by default. The bad thing is that I’m so forgetful, that I think, “Oh, I’ll get to that tomorrow, I have to do X, Y, and Z today.”
And A, B, and C lie a-molderin’ in the grave of good intentions.
Capturing Ideas on the Wing
This is hit-me-in-the-head evident with this blogging challenge. I've already come up with ideas for C posts, D posts, even H posts (which gave me such heartburn). I’m writing them down in a spreadsheet (because you know I’m an Excel nerd) for future posts.
The flow of ideas has been so constant, that I’m considering an Alphabet post blogging calendar. I may not post them in order, but the ideas are there for the writing.
Now, if only I can remember to look at the calendar….
Oremus pro invicem,
Are you an out of sight, out of minder? To do lister? What keeps you on track and on point?