Day 18: Tips and tricks. Did you learn a new tip or trick this year? Enlighten us!
Here’s what I’ve learned from #reverb15 so far. My memory is terrible. TERRIBLE. I already knew this and have been avoiding the fact for years. I’ve built fail safes into my days so I don’t forget things. Alarms to remind me to pack batteries in the morning. Voice notes on my phone to remember a good choreography cue I think of in the car. Emails to Mark to ask him to text me something so I see it when I get out of work. All the sticky notes. ALL of them. Everything goes into my Google calendar and I send an “invite” to Mark so if I still, somehow, manage to forget, he will remind me. Yes, I have a paper planner, too.
What should be a fairly quick exercise, writing a few words on a prompt, has turned into hours of time as I pour over my planner and Facebook and ask people to remind me WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015?? I think all I have done by building in these fail safes is just completely usurp my need to actually practice remembering things.
My recall STINKS and I know it stinks and so everyday, I look at the prompt PRAYING something will spring to mind and knowing that if it doesn’t, it’s gonna be a late night. It’s Friday. I refuse to make Friday a late night for anything other than FUN times spent with FUN people (or sleep, I’d be really down for an early night with A LOT of sleep) so here’s the tip I learned from 2015:
Exercise your memory or it will not be there for you when you are writing daily posts about the past year.