Saturday, January 26, 2019

What Day Is It Again?

After 45+ years working in law, most of it as a corporate paralegal, I finally retired on December 31, 2018. For those of you not in the know, I now live in a Class B van full time and am traveling, currently in Texas.

But here’s the thing... I’ve only been retired 26 days and I’m already confused on the date and days of the week. Today is Saturday, but I only know that because I looked at my phone several times today to make sure. In fact, I just looked at it again. And it’s the 26th of January, but I didn’t know that without looking. I have completely lost track of the days, and I’ve completely lost track of where I’ve been. To check that I look at a map or The Novel RV Journal I keep daily on Patreon. Seriously, if you ask me what day it is without my phone handy, I’m clueless.

I do know that I have to be out of the campsite I’m currently in on Tuesday morning by 11:30 am. I guess I’d better put a post-it up Monday night. That’s tomorrow, right. Oh, no. Tomorrow is Sunday. I still have 3 nights left in this campground.

When I was working I would often wake up thinking it was Friday, only to discover it was only Thursday. But this is different. Now my days flow one into the other. The weekends are no different than weekdays, except by what is open and what is not, and how heavy traffic might be.

I know a lot of full-time RV’ers who keep a clock with the date hung on a wall where it is handy. I might have to get one of those. If not, in a few months, I might not even know what year it is!


stellans said...

When I retired from a bank I'd worked for for not quite 10 years due to disability (recurred post-operation carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands), this happened to me as well -- and I was in my own familiar home! Give yourself time - and yes, investing in a day/date clock might be useful as well. At least it will keep you from having to pick up your phone just to check the date. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

You can get a nice looking calendar and hanging it in a spot you will see all the time.

Nancy B

Daffy4u said...

I've been a freelancer in the film industry for 25 years. All my days flow with no special Monday or Friday as it does with you. For years I have worn a cheap simple Timex watch with the day of the week and the date (as well as the time, of course) to help me keep track.

I also use my Google Calendar to notify and remind me of important dates and "to-do's".

I'm 184 days from retirement and will maybe cross paths with you on the road. I've been a big fan of your Odelia Grey books.

Happy and safe traveling to you!