A few weeks ago I went to a church camp that I should have blogged about but didn’t. The young adults (which includes me) had a seminar that was advertised as “Get your life into order”. When it started it was announced this was a time management seminar. It was cool and extremely useful. Something that was mentioned was ‘GET A DIARY’, even if you have to get a palm pilot like so-and-so did.
So then I screw up my dates and double book coming to youth group to help out the person who took the seminar, with a meeting to organise a service in two weeks. Oops. Time to get a diary. Now I have always reviled doing paper. I already have my “external brain” — a spiral bound paper notebook which I note thoughts I have in. It’s unlined, and isn’t good for storing appointments or dates in, so I don’t.
I have so many meetings and appointments and stuff it’s easy to double book or forget meetings. So I bucked my own trend and bought a tiny pocket diary. It fits in my jacket pocket along with my external brain — perfect. I had to shop around for it though, but I found it at Capital Office Supplies down Masons Lane near Johns Kitchen, at the Railway Station end of Lambton Quay.
So here I go, using ‘analog technology’. It goes against what I stand for, but it is cost effective, and will get my life back into order. So be warned, if you want to ask me to lunch or coffee or whatever, I’ll have to check my diary to fit you in. 😉