I am not someone who loses things or leaves things behind. Over the years, I’ve known plenty of people who lose their car keys and such on a regular basis. At university, I lived with a girl who every day was in a panic about not being able to find something or other.
However, I am turning into one of these people, if the last two weeks are anything to go by. Let’s examine the evidence:
- Wed of last week: Drove to a meeting in town. Returned to parking garage to the realization that I had left my wallet at home.
- Fri of last week: Left my entire bag overnight at Dream Dinners.
- Yesterday morning: Left for gym in the morning without my water bottle.
- Yesterday afternoon: Left work without my laptop.
- Yesterday evening: Left a restaurant without my credit card or signing for the check.
I worry about my sanity when these things happen as it’s so out of character for me. I’m well aware however that it’s a symptom of moving too fast and having too much in my head. And not enough sleep.
According to this new article “I Refuse to Be Busy” in the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, being busy is a choice. I’m not completely sure that’s true or achievable, especially when you are a working parent. But one way or another, I need to tackle my busy work, busy home, busy head thing or else I will never find my marbles. Maybe I should start by trying to slow down and breathe. Breathing is good, right?