Last night I was so excited that I would get to sleep until 7:15 a.m. because for me work didn’t start until 8:30 (ish) Monday morning. All last week I was awake and ready to roll by 5 and 6 a.m., and I was not a huge fan of that.
My first alarm went off at 7 a.m. and I was surprisingly wide awake. Instead of closing my eyes and trying to sleep another 15 minutes I decided to check my text messages (for some strange reason). When I opened my messages I had one message from a coworker at 6:55 a.m. that said, “I’m guessing you are sending someone to cover for you at the 7 a.m. meeting since you aren’t here?”
CRAP! CRAP! CRAP! I definitely dropped the ball on that meeting. Luckily my coworker managed without me and in the end it all worked out. I know people who haven’t been as lucky in situations like these. For some college students a calendar doesn’t really exist, and if it does it has events like frat party, test next Friday, tailgating and football game. My quick advice to the post grads of the world is to seriously utilize the calendar that your smartphone provides you. It will even warn you 15 minutes ahead of time that your meeting is coming up (or 30 minutes if that’s your preference). Seriously, it’s a life changer.
After I got to work this morning I made sure my calendar was up-to-date for the week, and I can safely say I will be in attendance for all upcoming meetings. Thanks again to my coworker for being a morning person and covering for me!