So you already know that I am a DSP because my memory is half-empty. But my cup is half-full, and that’s why I can laugh about what happened to me this week…
I’ve come to the conclusion (in the shower of course) that the reason I tend to misplace things, or as my husband labels it, “temporarily store things where I can’t find them” is because I’m just too darn busy. I’m too busy working; writing, shooting (video, not wildlife), exercising, planning (I’m always planning for some event, right now it’s our daughter’s college graduation party), shopping, or volunteering (aka, serving on a very important advisory board). And when I’m super-busy is when I loose things.
I suddenly realized my phone was missing. What could have happened to my “lifeline”?
Bummer. Thank goodness I’ve got that fancy new Apple app, “Find my iPhone”. I got out my laptop, which is hard to loose, and started my GPS search for my phone. Sure enough, the little blue dot on the Google Earth map started signaling that my phone was somewhere within my home. As I zoomed in closer, I could see that the iPhone was located in the kitchen. But still, no matter how hard I looked searched the kitchen, I couldn’t find my phone.
Distractions can be bad- but sometimes good
Out of frustration, I decided to suspend the phone search in favor of a snack break. When I opened the fridge for some juice, I noticed something sticking out from under the fresh, butcher-wrapped ahi tuna that I had recently placed on the shelf. Now, I have no idea how my beloved iPhone found its’ way into the cold, dark refrigerator, but there it was, just like my “Find my iPhone” app tried to tell me. I must have been so busy I didn’t realize that I had thrown the phone in with the fish– huh? How does one do that?
The only thing I can say is that there’s a lesson here: Just say no. ”No!” to over-committing. ”No!” to cleaning the bathroom. ”No!” to making dinner. If I just clear my calendar, I’ll stop being so distracted with my multitude of tasks, obligations, projects and commitments. And I’ll probably stop loosing my phone. Or not.
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