Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yes, I'm one of THOSE people now...

Seemingly overnight I was changed in a rather significant way.  As mentioned in the previous post, I've spent much of the last few years just moving day to day, and basically just organizing my life's events mentally, or when pressed for time I'd utilize the oh-so-handy to-do list -- often scrawled on some random scrap from my bedroom floor.

It quickly became apparent to me after I moved out here and started going to all these random school-related events, that I would need a new system.  So after toying with the idea of buying a big wall calendar, I realized that all along I've had a very handy program on my MacBook called iCal.  It's a pretty straightforward calendaring program.  But the how I changed isn't really important, it's the how long that is significant here.

I think this change, is almost definitely a permanent one.  I foresee the addition to my vernacular of many a typical logistical phrase heard in office settings like,
"Yeah, let me just check my schedule and pencil you in for the first available time."

"Let's coordinate our calendars and get this taken care of."


"Oh, I'm sorry.  I'm looking at my calendar, and that day just won't work.  How about the following Wednesday?"

The thing that's weirding me out is that I'm going to be hearing, and saying, these kinds of phrases probably for the rest of my working life.  I'm one of those people now.  I just don't really see a time in my near future when I'm going to have abundant time off such that I won't need some sort of schedule.  I did this on my mission, I suppose, but that lacked the permanence of this change.  Not a big deal, but you know, just one of those simple life changes that are required when someone finally starts doing grown-up things.

I'm excited.  While I am up kind of late right now, I actually get to sleep for a full 8 hours tonight!  Woohoo!  Best be getting to sleep.

Uh, I'm not too sure I actually arrived at any point for you to read this post.......... k, bye.


1 comment:

  1. It is tough to be a grown-up, but don't worry there will be a time much later in life when you will get physically dependent and people will have to care for you again. So appreciate this time in adulthood and pencil us in for the Christmas Holidays. When you finalize your schedule let us know the date to book you a flight to Utah.