Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back to School

Today was our first day back in the clinics. They keep telling us to "get your ducks in a row," that our patients will judge us not on our dentistry but on how organized we appear. Unfortunately, I don't think I have ever been an organized person. I think I have a few rogue ducks in hiding, waiting to ambush my row at an in-opportune time. I decided I better really try to overcome this weakness. The solution: three ring binders.

All of my organized friends use them. There are cute dividers you can use, sticky notes, and other accessories such as the in-the-binder three ring hole puncher. Previous attempts to be organized have ended with my binder lost in my room with a lone syllabus and my papers and notes crumpled in my bag. I decided to motivate myself this year by buying fun and colorful teal and lime green metallic or "durable" notebooks instead of my typical "economy." What a splurge! I even got some of the pretty colorful, translucent pocket-tab dividers...and the hole puncher. Wow. It cost a fortune so I hope I will follow through.

Then again, I didn't punch anything or file it today. I guess old habits are hard to break.


MrColtonJackson said...

haha give your rogue ducks a good kick in the rear.

Jessica Sorensen said...

Jared doing the same thing. When I ask him what he is doing he always says "getting my ducks in a row" . Good luck with your last year as a dental student.

Eva said...

You are so funny =)
If you can fit all your stuff in it, it helped me to just have one binder... cuz you'll always be using the same one and then it doesn't get lost. Good luck with organization!