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?