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We all have our to-do lists, don’t we? The daily tasks we write to make sure we stay on top of business. I have kept a running to-do list since college. It makes me feel in control of my life to mark each little line off, one by one. (Truth be told, I have been known to write things down that I already did, just to make myself feel better.) This little ritual of mine, the list keeping, is something that tethers me to the present, keeps me focused on the future. It is therapeutic. My current to do list is a bit in flux and I’ll admit it has my game a little off. In the past, I always kept everything written in a day planner. It was my calendar/to do list all in one. Lately, though, I don’t always feel like carrying tons of stuff in my bag. Besides, with two kids, a day planner just doesn’t cut it. I have a family calendar that houses all of the appointments/schedules/activities. So the to-do list ended up in a notebook in my purse. Long story short: I need a new system. I have a document on my computer that holds my to-do list now and I erase/add as needed. (My computer is used daily so it seemed smartest to keep it there.) I just wish there were a way to marry the two. The calendar/to do list with the ease of a word doc. Sigh. As technology advances, it seems my ability to keep up recedes. Am I the only one in this boat? What do the rest of you out there do to keep track of your lives? Are you as obsessed with finding the perfect system? Please. Tell me your secrets.