I forget peoples names I'm introduced to in about 10 seconds tops. I can't ever remember what my best friends are going to college for (or their birthdays). I forgot how old I was last month. Yeah, the list goes on and on. It has gotten to the point that I want to download an app that helps workout your brain for memory loss, you know, the ones for old people. Yep. It's to that point already. Somehow at 24 I have the mind of a 60 year old...scary.
In order to help myself with my disability, I text every random thought I don't want to forget to myself. I have recently also taken to sending myself links to my facebook account so I won't forget them. It's kind of fun to go through my phone and decipher what I have sent myself, and sometimes am left scratching my head saying "What the heck was this about??"
Here are some of the things I have texted myself:
"All that I know is that I'm breathing" - I think this is a song on Grey's Anatomy that I fell in love with. That's probably not the title, but the only part I could remember
"Period started May 8th" - A text to myself so the freakin ladies at the health dept wouldn't jump my case about my period, saying "When did it start? When did it start? You seriously can't remember?"
"Andre Desjardins. Vainre" - This was a painting by an artist I had never heard of while looking at an art gallery on my honeymoon. I didn't want to forget him.
|Andre Desjardins "Vainre" painting|
"Prankdial.com" - Apparently I must have thought this was a funny website and wanted to prank someone? Hm. Guess I never did because I don't remember texting this ha
"Riunite D'oro" - ol wino, was trying to remember what wine I liked...
"thecarepackageproject.com" - A website dedicated to sending care packages to soldiers. They write heart-rending letters saying what they need. Unfortunately I couldn't make one because of my LOW SALARY!
"It takes two" - I have no idea what this means or why I sent it to myself...fail
"Hellraiser" - I watched this movie and wanted to remember the title to watch the second one. Which SUCKED btw.
"Q107.3 diamond dash" - Well apparently its a radio station but I have no clue why I would text the name to myself or what diamond dash means. Jeez..
"Trenton Heath" - A baby name I thought was adorable..always on the lookout for my future kids names
"Atlanta Parent. Cherokee tribune." Publications in Atlanta I saw that I want to apply to
That's about it, the rest of the stuff is telephone numbers, addresses I'm going to, and blogging ideas. That is the most common thing I text to myself. I will get random inspiration and say "ooh! I need to blog about that!" So i text it.
In high school I used to write everything down on my hand, my homework and such. My classmates used to always kid I would get ink poisoning. But it helped me remember, and everyday I would have ink in my palm to remind me. What do you do to help you remind yourself? I write with dry erase markers on my bathroom mirror to remind my husband (i do it on the bathroom mirror because I know he loves to look at himself and he loves to spend time in the bathroom *tsk men* so for sure he will see it) plus a dry erase board to remind me of everything else. What helps you?