SQUIRREL! I Can't Concentrate! HELP!


When my ex saw the Pixar movie, UP, he immediately recognized me in one of the characters. Dug. The dog. 

I am completely unable to concentrate on one thing at a time. 

I cannot multi-task. 

I can barely uni-task. 

To paraphrase my good friend Jeff Johnson, My brain is like a bag of weasels on crack.

It drives everyone around me insane, and is actually making me a little crazy, too. It is something about myself I absolutely hate. 

My roommate, Chrissa, is one of the most meticulously organized people I have ever met. I LOVE it. I am envious of it. I am trying to learn how to emulate it. I am faaaiiiiiling. 

This has been, shall we say, a year in transition for me. And the more chaotic my life, the more I crave organization. If only I could figure out how to achieve that goal!

This morning, I somehow managed to leave my cell phone at the house. I was unloading the dishes, when my Moka pot started to whistle, so I went over to make my coffee, and managed to leave some of the clean dishes sitting on the counter.  

I have walked out of the house without my shoes. Without my keys. I once got into my car before I realized I was still in my PJ's. I make a list of things to do, and lose the list. I make a list for groceries, and leave it at home. 

I am that person at Home Depot, who has to go buy a new hammer, because I can't remember where I put the hammer last time I used it. 

I will go through a spate of attempted organizing...and then not remember where I put anything I organized. It's awful. 


What do you do to stay organized? Can you give a girl in transition a little advice? I am never going to be Martha Stewart, but by golly, I will give it my best shot! With your help, of course. Thank you in advance, because I will forget to thank you later. 

LaDona Harvey

LaDona Harvey

La Dona Harvey is co-host of San Diego's Morning News on News Radio KOGO AM 600. Read more


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