If it wasn’t obvious already, I am very much in the category of people who elevate the Writing of to-do lists over actually checking things off. I mean I love checking things off hello. But faced with a list of things to do, my most favorite thing to do instead of any of those items, is make a new list.
par exemple (it is Bastille Day ok). Yesterday on my way to work, I wrote out a little to-do list for what I wanted to accomplish, with a few work related items and a few home-related items (finish x and y projects, call Comcast and tell them I’m not their bitch, call vet for annual rabies shot appt, etc.), and then on my way home from work I went through it to see what I had done. I checked one thing off and realized I had spent most of the day thinking of what I wanted to include on my new Day Zero Project list.
Which brings me to my confession that I have abandoned my original 101 Things in 1001 Days list and have started a new one. I have moved most of my unchecked items over to my new list, but there were so many that I couldn’t see myself completing and it was a bit depressing. I had already checked off 40% of the items, so go me. But things like visiting a friend in a place he doesn’t live anymore, and running races that are long since sold out, were just impossible to check off. And then I had some ridiculously vague ones, and then some I had zero interest in completing anymore.
Yes I could have just edited all my bad goals into better goals. But I preferred to start a new one because it feels more hopeful to start fresh sometimes.
I’m still working on filling in all 101 goals, it’s harder this time! I hope to finish the list this weekend, so my deadline is end of April 2014. That seems so far away. Any ideas/requests for my list?
LIsts can be a bit of the devil. They either make you feel quite accomplished or quite the slacker. However, the picture above is quite lovely.
well thank you! :)
I love your Day Zero list. It’s is ok if I want to do half of it with you?
thanks! and sure :)
I APPROVE that “Visit San Francisco” is on your list! When you come, we can go give blood together! (It’s something I love doing but always have to put on my 101 lists in order to remember to go)
Can I come? I haven’t tried in many years. In high school and college they kept rejecting it because of not enough iron, so I’ve actually never given blood! :( And even though I’m kind of afraid of even the finger stab they do to test whether they can take it (it hurt a lot!), I’d really like to try again.
yesss of course! since I have no plans to visit in the very near future, I’m sure you’ll be there and all settled in and ready to give blood by the time I arrive! woop!
It’s possible, though difficult, to get a passport stamp when you go to Canada! I’d never had one, despite having been there some 15-20 times (I’m from the Detroit area, just an hour away from Windsor including the time it takes to go through the tunnel), but when I took Joan they made us pull over into the special extra-time section and go inside an office (they usually just wave Americans through the car checkpoint). Inside the office, I asked the officer if she’d stamp mine too, and she said that they usually don’t do it for Americans and rolled her eyes… and then stamped it. Yay!
ha that’s awesome. yeah I get really mad when I don’t get a stamp. i think they even skipped the stamp in London when I went through a few years ago, angerrrr.
Oh, man, I am totally putting “Make a Day Zero list” on (one of my many) to-do lists! Also if you want company for the following activities, let me knooooowwwww: DC Carnival, Rocky Horror at E St, Old Rag, H Street, bread-making.
sadly we already missed the DC Carnival this year, hopefully they do it again next summer! haha. but yes to all those things!
I love lists, and would procrastinate the day away making lists about what I should be doing! I did 101 in 1001 too, its work in progress, I haven’t quite got 101 yet, but I’ll get there!
I thought I’d have to read a book for a dicsovery like this!
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