By Rachel Hoeing
There are many things in my life where I consider myself to be “old school.” I like to do things a certain way and am not always up for change. But there are some things that I think are just making my life way too difficult and I need to step into 2015.
For example, let’s talk about calendars. I know it is so simple to sync calendars with family members by using an online app or google calendar, and I know it is super convenient to have it with you at all times on your smart phone, but for some reason I cannot veer from my paper desktop planner. It sits open in front of my computer at all times and I write in all of our activities and appointments. Yes, it is inconvenient when I am out and someone asks if I am available on such and such day, but it doesn’t bother me to call them once I get back home and check my calendar. Anyone else do this?
An example where I NEED to step into 2015 is when it comes to getting directions. I usually use Mapquest and then I write down the directions, which I usually leave sitting on my desk. Then when I am already out on my journey I realize I don’t know where the heck I am going. Here is where I need to use my phone more often for navigation … but that would mean I couldn’t chat with friends while en route. 🙂
What do you still do the “old school” way?
– Do you still use a VCR? My husband put ours in the attic, but the VHS tapes are still in the entertainment center!
– How about keeping a diary versus a blog online? I do keep a hand-written journal, but don’t write in it half as much as I should.
– Who still keeps a hand-written “To Do” list? This is one where I will never stray. A list on my computer or phone just doesn’t give me the satisfaction of crossing off an item with a fat black marker.
~ How about an online calendar? I still use a classic agenda that sits in front of my computer.
– Who still writes thank you notes instead of emailing someone to say thanks? Me, me, me! Always a thank you note person.
– Who still gives out their home phone number instead of their cell? I do this all the time, especially with businesses. I just can’t bring myself to get rid of the home phone.
– Who uses the phone book? Ours are usually covered with dust. I look everything up online.
– Who keeps a handwritten address book? I do! I know this could be so much easier online. Can’t. Do. It.
– Who still prints out their pictures instead of having digital images on a DVD? Right now I haven’t done either. They are all sitting in files on the computer! UGH!
– Who still buys CDs instead of downloading i tunes? Just bought a few for Christmas! 🙂
Please share your habits! What do you do that is “old school?”