i spend the better part of each day gazing at this dry erase calendar - especially when i'm on the phone with my coworker Alex - who travels here as much as i do there - and we are trying to coordinate meetings. it has become the only way i can manage juggling my schedule. it is highly complicated and color coded:
purple: programs - that's how we spend our money - and what is suppose to be the bulk of my job
green: fund-raising events and/or grant deadlines
blue: important meetings - usually involving staff or the board
orange: days that the office is closed OR planned travel to KC
brown: personal schedules. big V's are my vacation days. little notes in the top right corner indicate other staff members vacation days. other little notes in the corner might indicate something nina has that i need to be around for.
red: partner events or collaborative efforts
pink: council meetings
i CANNOT emphasize how crucial this system has become to me. (and yet, somehow i double booked myself on the 22nd with both a work event and a personal event. the personal event won because it is a sunday and way more important.)
but today i discovered that both of my red and my pink marker are MISSING. now my whole color coding system is going to go to hell because i had to switch the pink to black because it was the only color i had left other than yellow which i can't see from across my desk.
i bet you i'm at office depot before the week is out buying more markers because i can't cope....