I left my 20s years ago, but that doesn’t mean I turned my back on those currently laying claim to that generation. There are many talented, up and coming writers who are producing quality content, and many of them call the internet home. One of these gifted writers is Elysa at GenPink. As part of our March month of sharing, I have asked her to be a guest columnist today. Please give her a warm welcome and check out her wonderful website afterward.
As a twentysomething, I am quite connected to the technology world. I have an iPhone, an iPod and two computers. Consequently, I keep most of my life organized with one or more of these devices.
Recently, my former college roommates and I were trying to set a date for our next gathering. We sent numerous e-mails back and forth debating on a date that would work for the five of us to get together. I never knew how complicated it would be to coordinate five people’s schedules. As soon as we’d find one date that worked for four of us, the fifth one would write back and say “Oh, yeah, my husband has such and such.”
One night while talking to one of my former roommates, the solution came to me. We should resort to one of my favorite resources in the world – Google. I am convinced that the internet (more specifically, Google) can solve all the world’s problems.
How can Google help five very busy girls make time for each other? The answer is quite simple — Google Calendar.
We each set up a Google calendar and shared it with each other. In a moment, I can now look and see what date is free for all of us. I also now know when my teacher friends have spring break, and I have no excuse to forget my friend’s husband’s birthday.
I also think this is a great solution for extended families to keep birthday’s organized and to schedule family reunions. The best part is I can set my calendar to send me text messages or e-mail me reminders for events.
After we set a date, our goal was to find a place that would work for all of us. Fortunately, I already knew how the internet could solve this dilemma for us. Give Google Calendar a try and see if it can help unclutter your calendar and social life.