Monday, August 8, 2011

Fetishes: Admitting it is the first step

Fetsh:  a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence
In effort to move into the technology age and consider the environment, eleven months ago I gave up my paper planner.  Since then I have used an electronic calendar to keep track of the kids activities, doctor appointments, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Yesterday I took my son to Target to buy school supplies.  While there, I fell off the wagon and bought another paper planner.  The first thing I did when I got home was transfer papers that were awry in my purse (coupons, to do lists, gift cards, etc.) and fill up my calendar for the next two months.
For thirty minutes, I was in heaven.
I enjoy writing upcoming events into my planner.  I enjoy looking at it and planning out my days/weeks/months.  It calms me.  Gives me purpose. 
I keep my planner in my purse, so no matter where I am or what I’m doing - when I need to add an appointment or I think of something I need to do - I can reach in my purse and add it.  Sounds silly, but when you’re a wife and mother with a full time job and a side career, it can save the day.  For example, you don’t schedule your son’s check up on the same day as an important meeting at work.
It happens. 
My boss loves office supplies – pens, notebooks, etc.  I have a friend who loves shoes.  My husband loves cars. 
What’s your fetish?  How does it make you feel?