I am beginning to think Cecilia Smith was kind of dull; show me a person who is on top of their life and has everything "done", and I will show you a very dull person indeed!
Is it time to stop beating myself up about never getting things done and admit that perhaps we never really reach the end of our to do lists, and maybe we shouldn’t?
What’s the point of having absolutely nothing to do? How boring would that be? How weird would that be?
Therefore, instead of dreading the hum drum daily chores that surround us, hear I am, ready to celebrate the to do list – in fact I think there should be a “National To Do List Day”, (I wouldn’t be surprised if there already was one – there are that many holidays in this country!), when we all get a day off work, school or whatever to create our lists for the year. Perhaps it could even be on Jan 1st, and in lieu of new years resolutions, (which as we all know are broken by approximately January 5th).
So, I have tried to cobble together all the scraps of paper, notes to myself, various scribblings from the back of old receipts, and unravel the screwed up balls of paper from under my car seat and put my “to do’s” altogether here, in one safe place, for the whole world to see, (arrgh, now I am accountable!).
This is my: I want to, need to, have to do list. It’s not at all comprehensive, and I know it will be edited over time – and that’s okay!
Ps. I have slipped a few “easy” ones in here, to keep me motivated: motivation is important to a procrastinator!
So here we go, in no particular order of priority:
1. Host a brunch
2. Become a US citizen
3. Clear out my office
4. Back up my computer
5. Put my photos on Flickr (or similar).
6. Categorize my CD’s
7. Get into a full lotus
8. Join a cause
9. Change all my security passwords
10. Send in 2 years worth of UNICEF collections from Halloween
11. Go on a trip
12. Go to Brimfield (could be combined with #11) May 2010 - horray!
13. Start an investment portfolio
14. Get a job (or start a business) Spring 2010
15. Cut my sons hair
16. Move house April 2009
17. Get a cat
18. Make a will
19. Decide between Mac or PC
20. Learn a skill
21. Plant a vegetable garden
22. Read something other than magazines or childrens books
23. Transfer files from my old computers.
24. Travel in India
25. Find a rental/house swap this summer so English friends can come and visit.
26. Go and visit Jaqui in LA
27. Get the wax out of “that” tablecloth from last summer.
28. Make a couple of new friends
29. Hand wash my cashmere sweaters
31. Start a blog
32. Be the best mother, wife, sister, daughter, auntie, friend that I can
35. Make a vision board 02 08 09
36. Do my taxes
37. Improve my tennis game
38. Go up in a hot air balloon
40. Write thank you cards (there are always some to write at any given time of the year).
41. Write a to do list 02 05 09
It’s a start…. !