I was asked to give a status on my current work projects.
These are my thoughts, in order:
Well I had a meeting yesterday. What was it? It was for that project with that woman with the tall hair. The Doomed Project. What's the actual name of the project? What's the status of that project?
I was able to answer after I recalled the name of the woman with the tall hair, Diane, and my status was: "I had a meeting with Diane to discuss her project."
But then the manager said, "So that's XJT. How's it going on the AGW project?"
Crap, I completely forgot I'm on the AGW project. To to be fair, we've only had one kickoff meeting and it was yesterday afternoon.
I replied the status was much the same as it had been yesterday afternoon and he moved on.
I was still shook that I had blanked out complexity on my two projects when someone reported on another project.
Damnit. I'm on that project too. What is wrong with me? Why have I forgotten all my projects?
This amnesia seems to be specifically work-related. I'm still aware of the outstanding list of projects in the hopper for the house. Back in the work office I had a physical list I updated every day. Maybe I need to institute that for the home office.