It’s not a proud moment… When you realise you forgot your God Daughter’s birthday (again).
When you’re chatting to a friend at playgroup and someone else says to them “Happy Birthday!” (happened today).
Honestly, it’s become a real cause of embarrassment. I used to blame being terrible with numbers (I am) but I can’t anymore. I don’t want to be ‘the person who forgets birthdays’.
Because I deeply care about the important people in my life and want them to feel that.
Trouble is, birthday books don’t work – who ever checks those!? I bought a diary this year, but for two months it went missing and when it turned up again it had a child’s croc attached to the cord…. Don’t ask.
Facebook is useless because a lot of the people that I care about don’t have accounts. And really, I am 35 years old and cannot rely on my mother’s texts to remind me when family members have their birthdays.
So I’m sitting here feeling a little flummoxed.
How do I turn this story of my life around? How can I get better at this? How can I be someone who ALWAYS posts a card, who never forgets to call?
In truth, my life is busy, but just as busy as the next person, and I’m afraid that these acts of kindness and care will just get put to the bottom of the pile, even if I do remember them. And that would make me lazy, right?
I would love to know – what are your hints for getting organised? I’m a little sick of the chaos and know I need some structure in my life. Especially as the kids get older and will be moving in all different directions.
I can write a menu plan but I rarely think one day in advance of what needs to be done in my personal life! Chaos is my middle name but I’d like to change that. I used to think I was just living in ‘flow’ – not getting too worried about much. But I need to step up and I WANT to change.
Perhaps it’s just creating a new discipline around using a diary?
Anyone else equally as scattered? If you’re organised – how do you do it? HELP!