I do my best to remember things; friends’ birthdays, eating healthy, exercising, etc.
Sometimes it’s just hard, ya know? There’s so much happening in life that things slip through the cracks. You sit down in the morning and tell yourself that you’ve gotta remember to do something. It doesn’t matter what that thing is, sometimes no matter how important it is, you forget.
Before you know it, the day’s over, and your list of things you “absolutely can’t forget” is still sitting there, unchecked, staring at you.
I bought myself a set of weights a couple of weeks ago. They’re on the floor in my office, directly next to where I’m seated for a good portion of the day, staring up at me. I bought them so they’d be there, and I’d grab them from time to time, do some reps, and tone my arms.
Why? Well, glad you asked. I was finding that while I was drumming, my arms were getting tired faster and faster, probably because I wasn’t playing as much as I used to, and my muscles strained themselves faster.
So I figured rather than trying to get myself to the gym (which let’s face it, just isn’t going to happen), I’d just have the weights next to my desk, and I’d remember to grab them for 30-45 seconds on a daily basis.
And even that I seem to not remember to do on a daily basis. My work day ends, I look down at them and remember that I forgot to reach down and grab them.
Granted, some things I just “forget” because I don’t want to deal with them. For example, I have a task in my task manager for “Pick a new name for the company” with a due date of February 28th. I have been ignoring it because I flat out don’t want to do it. No matter what name I pick to replace my existing company name (MJJ Designs) it just doesn’t seem to work.
Imagine trying to pick a screenname for AOL back in the ’90s. Remember how hard that was? Multiply that times infinity, and that’s how much pressure there is to pick a new name to replace the one your company’s had for almost ten years.
Which brings me back to the fact that my company will turn ten in August. I’ve been designing and building websites for my own company for ten years. That’s an accomplishment of some sort, isn’t it?
It seems like my brain is full of all sorts of things that I really don’t need to remember; the dialog from every episode of Saved by the Bell, every word from Braveheart, a phone number that someone told me to remember twenty years ago. But I can’t remember to take frozen chicken out of the freezer in the morning to make for dinner. It’s baffling how the human brain works.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, this post is going nowhere. Sometimes I write just because I want to write. Today is one of those days. (I’m also killing time until my Chinese food arrives.)