working mom wednesday: good and bad...
This week’s Working Mommy Wednesday prompts are:
#1) I'm not good at... OR #2) I'm very good at...
Funny story: I walked around Target on my lunch hour yesterday and was thinking about what I would write for this post. Shopping alone is a rarity and it's hard to just stay present in the moment. I end up strolling through aisles trying to plan in advance for birthdays, cards to send, toiletries we may soon need and to be alert for sales. Not quite as restful as it used to be. But, those rare trips are also used for thinking. Mulling over ideas and occasionally being hit with a mild stroke of inspiration. As I looked around for a birthday gift to send to my cousin's daughter, it struck me. I knew exactly what I would write for what I'm good at and not.
Then, I sat down at the computer to type it out and *poof*
I am very clearly not good at remembering things unless they are written down.
What I am good at is making lists. I never take a trip to the grocery store anymore without a very detailed list in hand. I have post-it notes stuck around my computer monitor labeled with dates and to-do items. When an occasion arises to send out cards, I have a list ready to check off.
True, I've always been a list person. Writing is one of the ways I learn and absorb information. I used to make lists and just that process alone was enough to help me remember, not having to refer back very often. Now, with Mommy brain, lists rule my life, keep me going, provide a semblance of organization.
My name is Jen.
I make lists.
For sanity's sake.