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    • Hannah Sullivan

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    • April 3, 2015 in Columnists

    Remember to not forget

    Have you ever left the house and realized you didn’t do something crucial for your day before you left? You didn’t go back to correct this issue because you were either too far away to turn back now or you were running too late to care. I forgot to brush my teeth this morning. Who the hell does that?

    Running my tongue over my teeth as I drove up the hill to my college campus was the most horrifying sensation of my life. I think I chewed three pieces of gum before I even stepped into school. I prayed and prayed we didn’t have to do group work in my first class. By my second class, I had eaten a banana and some peanut butter and forgot all about it.

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who has done this. Lie to me if you have to.

    I remember many years ago, when I was first sprouting boobies, I forgot to wear a bra to school. I was mortified. The only person who noticed was me. I’ve forgotten to put on deodorant enough times to keep a back-up in my car. I can honestly say I have never forgotten to put on underwear. The only time I’ve ever not worn undies was when I was totally out and I had already worn my bathing suit bottom. Don’t give me that look — we’ve all done that!

    Other than those robotic things we do each morning to make ourselves presentable for the people around us, I have forgotten a zillion other things like lunches, homework, school books, my phone, keys, projects, my license — the list goes on. If I don’t write myself tiny notes about things to not forget — I will forget. I will forget to not forget. How pathetic is that? I will forget to remind myself to not forget. I will forget to do homework or projects and papers. I will forget… wait, what was I going to put there?

    Last week I was in such a rush to get the hell out of my class that I forgot to check something with my school’s bursar’s office. The next day, I remembered that I forgot to do that as I was pulling out of the parking lot, realizing I could have done it that day. Finally, the day after, I had to repeat in my head to go to the office. In case you were wondering, I did not forget a third time.

    Either my memory is starting to go early or I am one distracted person. The saying about forgetting your head if it wasn’t attached to your body is completely and 100 percent true for me.


      • Maya North

      • April 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm
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      Trust me, it isn’t just you. I’ve been saying forever that I would lose or forget my own head if it wasn’t stitched on. Recently, I got a phone I can’t attach with a chain to a belt loop, as I have my car keys and other essentials. Trust me, I am worried. 😉



    • Long ago, I learned that I MUST write myself notes to remember things. I email myself stuff all the time so I won’t forget. Not brushing my teeth though – that has never happened. At least… not that I REALIZE happened! That is one thing that totally grosses me out.
      Usually, when we forget things, it’s a sign of stress. Our brains are juggling way too many plates, and some will fall. Forgetting things means…. slooooooow down, breathe… and simplify. 🙂


      • Hannah Sullivan

      • April 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm
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      My train of thought is all over the place. If I don’t hold on to one of my thoughts then it is gone forever haha :B



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