An uncomfortable separation…

My date book and I were separated today.  I unknowingly left it at home on my desk.  I was feeling confident and competent right up until the time that I figured out I didn’t have it with me.  Then my sense of confidence and competence eroded as I realized that my very scheduled life was primarily captured in my handy dandy paper date book.

Thankfully, all my meetings today were scheduled in my office.  I wasn’t exactly sure who to expect, but I knew folks were coming.   An odd phenomenon occurred with each of these meetings – even though I was off-balance because I did not know who was coming in, I was curiously exhilarated when folks came in.  Each person was a little surprise.

A number of students suggested that I store my calendar on my phone.  They thought I would be less likely to absentmindedly leave it at home.  But the fact is, I am typically more attached to my date book than my phone. We have an online calendaring program at NDSU that I could use to keep my meetings on, but it has always struck me as more work than notating meetings in my date book.

Sure, I know that I am a dinosaur in this day and age – paper and pen are old school tools.  But I am okay with being a dinosaur.  I don’t feel any need to be on the front end of the technology curve.  I still enjoy the comfort of having my date book in hand.  Well, at least on those days when I don’t forget it at home.  ;-)

Day one thousand five hundred and thirty-one of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to An uncomfortable separation…

  1. Katherine says:

    Paper and pencil are so friendly. I’m with you.

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