How’s THAT for alliteration? (Took me a bit to come up with it, but it describes how I’m feeling perfectly!)
Do you happen to recall the post I did a while back on calendars? (HERE IT IS, in case you want to revisit it.) I basically talked about my calendar system: what I use, how I sync everything and how I keep it all organized. It was working beautifully. WAS would be the key word.
Yeah, it all works great until the technology that you love so much malfunctions. So, on my phone, I can’t get one of the calendars to sync. It happens to be my personal calendar…which is pretty important. I can see my work calendars…but nothing personal. This has been the case for about a month now.
The crazy thing is, it works fine on both my computers, and on my iPad. Just not on my phone! Seriously! And ALL the settings are the same – I don’t get it.
I even went in and re-did all the settings to see if that helped. Nope. I downloaded several new calendar apps, trying to sync via a new method. Nope. I even set up a completely new email address to see if that might jar everything back into place. Nope.
It’s all well and good if I’m near my iPad or a computer. But if all I have with me is my phone…I’m pretty much out of luck! And when a client calls to book a photo shoot or an organizing session, and I have to tell them that I have to look at my schedule and get back to them later…well, I just don’t like that.
So, for the past few weeks, I’ve just been printing out my calendar. Because I NEED something. It’s just not an option for me to not have something to coordinate all of my appointments with. I’d constantly be late and totally all over the place. (Although half the time I feel like I’m forgetting something as it is, at this point.)
So, my question is this: what do I do?
1. Download the latest and greatest app and manually enter all of my events…and then just leave everything off the online calendars? What IS that latest and greatest app? And will it sync between devices?
2. Go purchase the latest and greatest hard-copy-paper planner and step away from digital? (Here’s a fantastic article with some very pretty ones from Poppy Magazine: CLICK HERE) In the middle of the year?
So I need your help! What do I do? What do YOU do?