Don’t Tell Me…Tuesday

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I recently bought a personalised notebook. I have been trying to find such a thing for a long time.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that note books and diaries can be found anywhere. And you would be right – not to mention the option of apps or even just a computer document.

However when browsing shops I never found one that was just right. I am using the notebook kind of like a diary but not really – and as I work shifts I cannot have the same personal schedule all the time.

I got this from a website called ‘So Typical Me‘. You can choose from a notebook or a diary and build it from the ground up. It is a wonderful way for me to organise myself and try and keep track of the myriad of things that I want to do. (I believe I am supposed to say here that this is not sponsored – is that just a YouTube thing?)

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When browsing through the options at my local notebook shop none of them were quite right. I didn’t know what I wanted but I knew I would know it when I saw it. Do you know what I mean?

Well I didn’t see it. So to the internet I went – well actually I saw an advert.

Some of my pages are trackers. There are 31 little circles and a place to write what is being tracked. This could be used for something that needs to be done daily – that is not how I am using it.

There are so many things I want to do. In an ideal world I would do them all each day.

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Actually in an ideal world I would go traveling and not worry about anything! Who am I kidding? I am always worrying about something.

I do not have the time to do that. So instead I use the trackers to make a record of what I did last so that, in theory, over time everything gets done.

To keep track of stuff I am using stickers.

Yes this whole post is leading to talking about the acquisition of stickers.

I ordered some off the internet two days ago (Friday) and they are going to arrive on Tuesday. That feels like a long time.

I remember when six-eight weeks was a standard waiting time for a delivery. Today things can be delivered by the end of the day – or even within the hour!

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To be clear I am not actually complaining. I am not exactly ordering something of vital – and the note book did come with stickers. It just struck me how much things have change just in the course of my lifetime.

How might stuff change in the future?

Baring the invention of the teleporter I can’t see delivery getting any faster than that.

Imagine someone in the late 22nd century being annoyed because the product they ordered was going to take longer than 47 seconds to be beamed to them.

It may sound ridiculous to us now but looking across time so much seems ridiculous. Remember ordering pizza in the 90s? You would use a phone and actually have to speak to a human! And then that human would have to find your address on a map and bring it to you. Compared to asking Google to direct you that seems like magic to me – just as Google would have seemed magical back then.

Incidentally I try to avoid activities that require talking to humans!

What changes make you feel amazed?

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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