When You Miss Your Appointments

April 29, 2015

Did you ever mix up your days? I’ve been known to mix up my times since I have to deal with different time zones throughout the world but last night was the first time I mixed up my days.

If one of my clients didn’t show up for an appointment, I might not have noticed it, but when none of my scheduled appointments showed up, it was beyond belief.

So, there I sat, in the middle of the night, sending emails to my missing clients telling them that they missed their appointment. Early this morning, I got their replies. They didn’t miss their appointments; I had mixed up my days.

It was beyond embarrassing. Some of my specialties are time management and organizational skills. I help people organize their lives. If they have too much on their plate to handle, I show them how to fit everything into their day or I show them what isn’t a priority and can be put off for another day. And, now, tonight, I have to have some embarrassing conversations.

And, what’s even more embarrassing is that I usually look for a reason for why things happen as they do. Sometimes I can see it and sometimes it takes a little while for me to see the complete picture, but last night, I must admit, I wasn’t looking for reasons. It was such an unusual occurrence for me that I was willing to chalk it up to Divine intervention.

Don’t ask me why I tossed it off as Divine intervention other than maybe I was too tired to think straight. If that was the case maybe, in a way, it really was Divine intervention because I don’t like to see clients when I’m not up to speed, and apparently, I wasn’t up to speed if I could have mixed up my days so badly.

I even woke up this morning thinking of all the things I had to do, the appointments I had to keep, and which things were priorities. I even set the alarm to make sure that I didn’t oversleep and that I would have enough time to accomplish everything I had lined up. Well, hell’s bells . . . none of those things have to be done today; that’s tomorrow’s list.

There are some days a person thinks that they should have stayed in bed. Today was one of those days. In fact, I have nothing urgent that has to be done today so I think I’m going to go back to sleep and maybe leave a note for myself that my appointments are for tonight.

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