Paying Attention

I was just composing what most likely was a brilliant piece on how difficult I’ve found it to stay in the moment for the past week or so. I’ll be standing at my bathroom counter and cannot recall if I’ve already taken my vitamins or if I’ve applied my moisturizer. You know, important stuff.

Right in the middle of this Pulitzer Prize worthy essay I clicked back to make a quick edit and poof! The whole thing disappeared. Five hundred or more words gone.

I tried seeing if they’d paste back in, then I checked to see if my truly wonderful words had been saved as a draft. Nada.

Now the only thing remaining of this awe inspiring post is the title. I guess it says it all. Now, did I take my meds?

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

18 thoughts on “Paying Attention”

  1. This feels like every single moment of my life lately. It is so much fun when it happens while putting together my grocery list. I’ll put all the ingredients on my list for my meals that week, then go to make that meal and realize I’m missing either half the ingredients or the main one. Or, and this happens almost every single time, taking BG to dance. When she assists, I have to park in a different area than when she is dancing. I take a different entrance than my normal on those days. Or at least I’m supposed to. She will tell me when we turn on the street as a reminder to take the first entrance. It is only maybe a minute or two down that street and I still manage to get distracted and end up turning at the second one. BG has got down the “Really, Mom?!” look to perfection.

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  2. I use an app called evernote that does all this automatic saving all the time as I type…it’s synced (automatically) to other devices so someplace, there’s a draft. Learned my lesson well with my own amnesia issues. 🙂

    Evernote is free. I have it on mobile, on the Windows computer, and the kids’ macbook. (2 devices are included in the free version, unlimited with the paid version.) I just upgraded (paid) bec I love it so much.

    Anyway…you will survive. You’re a survivor!

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  3. So frustrating! I’ve become a total fanatic about saving work as I go along, sometimes every ten seconds if I’m feeling anxious enough. Writing out five hundred words and then watching them just POOF! is infuriating!

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