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.