Happy New Year!
Okay, I have a confession to make. For me the most exciting part of the new year isn’t the parties or the champagne or the drunken snogging at midnight. . . nope, for me it’s all about a new calendar. A shiny, blank cube or wall hanging just waiting for me to fill it up with all the awesome stuff I’m going to do this year.
The only thing that compares to this thrill is the new notebooks you get at the beginning of a school year. Sigh . . .
This year I have three calendars to help me keep track of where my kids are supposed to be, birthdays, anniversaries, and the very important book deadlines.
First, in my home office where I write I have my fave calendar – the 2013 New York City Firefighter Calendar. (I know – I have half naked men on my writing wall – shocker). This is essential to my well-being because it not only keeps me on track with my book-related stuff but it also serves as drool-worthy inspiration for those times when I get stuck creatively.
At my EDJ, I have to keep the naked men down to a minimum (you have no idea how difficult this is for me) and I have two calendars in my little
On my desk sits the Urban Dictionary calendar which gives me a word per day of modern, urban slang. This is a lifesaver – I’m 43 and not really down with the lingo, so it keeps my vocabulary fresh (or hilarious depending on who you talk to in my office). Take this word from December 28th:
“Deligious: A food or beverage that is so delicious that ingesting it is akin to a religious experience.”
I can totally slip that into casual conversation and sound hip and cool. ; )
And, then I have my favorite calendar hanging on my wall – the monthly Demotivator Calendar from Despair.com. Designed to mock those motivational posters with eagles soaring and teams working together (Ugh) you can can choose a pre-made version or customized one like I did. They have tons of images to choose from and this calendar feeds my sick, cynical sense of humor. Perfect.
So, how do you keep track of your days? On your phone? The free calendar from your bank? Post-it notes? Let me know!