At this point, I can't really decide if I'm losing my mind or if I'm just so overwhelmed with all I've had going on that I'm just really disorganized. Probably a little of both. I do know this though, I've set my side gig back hugely and all it took was a few minutes of inattention.
Wednesday night I met some friends for dinner. As always, I had my side gig tote bag with me (you never know when an opportunity might present itself!). Had a GREAT dinner with friends and really enjoyed the camraderie. It was the first night this year that I'd been out and about and it was really actually cold. So in addition to my tote bag, I also had my purse, my coat and a scarf. And then I had a go box because I really only picked at my dinner. So when it came time to go, I paid my check, gathered up my stuff, made a quick stop at the store and then got home and unloaded the car. Laptop, gobox, groceries, purse..... I put away the groceries, checked email, and went to bed. I woke up Thursday and got busy with my day. Thursday evening, I went to go get my tote bag so I could get my contacts out of there and make some phone calls. Where is the tote bag? Did I leave it in the car? I went to search the car. No bag. I looked all over the house, no bag. Crap. Well, maybe I left it at work. So, I got up Friday morning and searched the car again. No bag. Maybe its at the office. Got there, no bag. (Smack myself in the forehead --- the restaurant!) At lunch time, I headed over there. They haven't seen it. I leave my name and number and say I'll be back after work to talk to the owner (known him for years so thought he may have seen it and put it aside for me). Came back after work... still no bag, he hasn't seen it! UGH!!!!
Those four solid days of business building I did? GONE. History. Every single one of those contacts was IN that bag! I hadn't had a chance to put them in my computer yet. I am SO FRUSTRATED with myself! I normally don't go around losing things. I may misplace them at this disaster I sometimes call a house, but I never leave stuff other places! I am just so ill with myself.
So, today is a new day. I've got another side gig event planned today, and while I know it doesn't have the possibilities the other one did, I can at least go forward with it and try not to dwell on the lost opportunities that were in that bag!
Wish me luck!