I was never one for carrying a Day Planner or a Palm Pilot. I like the feel of an actual calendar. Paper. Month view. It could be checkbook size - fine, but I like seeing the month laid out before me. I put up a big month calendar in my classroom. I like having squares to write in and there is something about having completed a month and turning the page that is so fulfilling.
Funny to think that finishing a month has a sense of accomplishment when you don't have to do anything except wait and the month will end. Still, I feel I have made it through something. The fresh page before me holds all kinds of possibilities and newness. (Is it only me?!)
Last year I put some of our summer dates into Google Calendar and shared it with the people who would be needing to know where we would be and when. It was a fabulous tool for planning, especially from a distance. I could see their schedule. They could see mine. We could invite one another to things. It was really slick.
Now I have started using Google Calendar almost exclusively. There are so many things I like about my switch, but I miss the sense of accomplishment of having completed a month and being able to flip the page. So, here I am in March without
getting having to turn a page.