My Mind's Organization

Right, so everyone thinks I am really organized.  And yes, I am pretty organized.  But let me tell you a secret.  I am organized because I have to be organized.  I mean it, if I don’t write things down, they never go through my mind ever again.  If it isn’t on a list somewhere, you might as well forget about it.

Let me give you a small example of how my mind requires outside influences to be orderly.  A few weeks ago, I mentioned to Matt that I had gotten my flu shot and he needed to go and get his soon.  He said “well, my office is giving them out for free at work on October 6th.”  I said, “great!  But wait, are you sure getting a free flu shot is worth waiting that long?  I mean, shouldn’t you just pay for it and get it done now and not worry about getting sick in the meantime?”

Matt said, “Jen, um, today is October 4th.”

And one further example of my mind totally forgetting things unless I write them down- I didn’t even remember to tell you this story until November 3rd.