I was thinking today about lists. If you've been around for my blogs from several years ago, you've heard about my dislike of lists. I found lists to be controlling . . always trying to tell me what to do. And while, I don't think that I was completely wrong in that logic; I am very proud of myself for my use of lists in more recent times.
There are all sorts of apps for organization and lists and the like. I have found out that most of those aren't for me. To a good degree, I am a paper and pen type of person. And lists are very much where I need real paper. I need to be able to leave the list where I will have to see it. Because I certainly will not go looking for it, and that includes in my phone.
I'm currently working on a list for meals this week, a grocery list, a list of phone calls I need to make on Monday, a list of things I still need to prepare for my tax appointment this week, a list of ideas for some business stuff, and a list of other random things that I need to remember not to forget. My brain can only go so far; then it gets forgetful and a little fuzzy.
I was just talking to the hubster today about how maybe I should be overwhelmed with all that is going on right now. But I'm not. Part of that is just a personal characteristic that seriously just shuts off the light when I start to get overwhelmed - it is a trained response because I don't like feeling overwhelmed. So I take a step back and shut off that part of the world for a bit. And the other part is all these lists to help me remember everything I am supposed to do.
Tonight I am thankful that time and practice has dulled my rebellious feelings towards lists. Maybe I grew up a little. Maybe I forgot a few too many things and realized I needed help. Whatever the reason, I've got lists all over my desk to keep me sane now!