I no longer know my own name. I can’t remember things I could have told you a year ago. I have no idea where my keys are. Okay, that last one is constant, but the others….
This book I am writing has turned me into a complete blathering idiot. I refuse to accept anything else as the reason. It can’t be that I am getting older and can no longer multitask. I used to be able to do SO many things at once, it was astounding. Now it’s astounding if I can walk and chew gum at the same time. I seriously have to write everything down, something I never used to have to do. The problem with this is I can’t remember where I wrote it.
This memory issue is happening with everything in my life, and not just with writing. But my writing has also been affected.
I used to be able to hold a plot in my head for weeks, craft it, fine tune words and sentences when no computer was near, and then REMEMBER them when I was finally back at the computer. Now, I have brilliant thoughts and ideas that I either HAVE to write down, or they are gone. Poof!
I do remember that I have HAD a brilliant idea. I just can’t remember what it was!
The doctor claims I do not have a brain tumor or early onset Alzheimer’s. He chuckles softly, in a way that makes me want to HURT him, and assures me it is just part of the aging process.
Aging process? I am 46, not 146! Although you wouldn’t know it from my memory.
I am not adapting well to this new aspect of my personality. I need to find some tricks and ways to keep myself in line, and I’m thinking a day planner would work great, except I’m fairly certain I would LOSE it, so it wouldn’t be all that helpful.
I honestly have never had issues with my memory, or multitasking, like I am having now.
I realize I may never be able to multitask again, but I would like to remember to BLOG when it’s my turn to blog at Murdershewrites.com!
I know one part of my problem is my life. I am very busy, but who isn’t? Still, as a single mom, with two teenage daughters, working a full time job as well as writing, I am finding it hard to make everything fit nicely together. So, I am reaching out to you guys for some tips. Have any of you experienced these issues, and if so, how have you worked around them?