January 1 is a big day around here, although not for the reasons you would think. I am a calendar person – I love calendars. Right now I have my daytimer calendar (which lives in my bedroom), a handmade 6 x 6 calendar (also in my bedroom), a Cobblestone Way calendar on the fridge, a Lighthouse for the Blind calendar in the breakfast room, a birthdays only calendar in my studio and the new addition, a Sandra Boynton calendar (also in my studio). I do keep a few things on my phone’s calendar and when I was still working in my cubicle, I had a calendar there, not to mention my Outlook calendar on my computer.
Most of these calendars are just for show. Probably the most-used calendar is the birthdays only calendar in my studio. It has one page per month with all the dates, but no weekly/day layout so it doesn’t have to get changed out every year. I use it every month when I’m getting the birthday cards ready to go. The Sandra Boynton calendar is just for fun – January 4 is listed as World Hypnotism Day.
Not sure where along the line I got hooked on calendars; I suppose it’s been ramping up as the years go by. I don’t think it makes me any more organized, just a personality quirk I guess.
But it does make the first day of each month exciting because that’s when I change out the calendars. And January 1 means not just moving to the next page but moving to a whole new calendar (except the birthday one, of course). Tell me that this doesn’t make me a sad and pathetic being.
What have you got on YOUR calendar this month?