I like to make lists. Always have. I don't always make "to do" lists but when I do, I actually DO get more done. Maybe it is the supreme reward of crossing it off. LOOK HOW MUCH I ACCOMPLISHED! I have even been known to jot down one or two things on to do's that I know I've done or almost finished... just so I'm sure I can cross something off. (I also sometimes draw my lists) That's because I am driven to make my lists creatively. That way, just in case I don't finish up much on there, I still have something nice; the list. Lists are among the funniest 'found' items too. Do you guys ever look at that FOUND site? Where people find (usually written) items and take pix of them and sometimes they are drop dead hilarious? I loved the idea of FOUND when I first stumbled across it. I lost a few hours consequently,just reading funny ( and sometimes sad) found notes and lists. Same thing when I discovered Missed Connections. There is an artist named Sophie Blackall who illustrated a whole glorious book of Missed Connections. It is a joy to peruse. And then there is pinterest... love/hate. But mostly love. Only hate because I get so sucked in... (lost time again) and because, depending on my mood, I can get to feeling very inadequate in my creative life...or very inspired! How are there so many creative people out there?? and here I sit like a blob, eating this whole bag of everything-bagel-chips while wishing my kitchen looked like that. and that. or that... ahhhhh the visual beauty.
Maybe I'll paint my workroom! Maybe I'll rearrange my (thousands of) books! Maybe I'll get rid of the bins of kids toys and utilize that space in some amazing way! (my kids are all grown up) Maybe I'll make something incredibly cool and hang it! But chances are...I will not.
I like to make lists. That way I am making an effort and it's also quite helpful to me as I am easily distracted. I used to do gratitude lists...you know like 'write down 3 things every day I am grateful for' type of thing. When I would look back at them I would realize I was often grateful for the same things over and over! So I stopped doing it because I'm pretty sure one of the points of writing down those things was to stimulate my brain to think of various endless things that I appreciate. I also used to make New Year resolution type lists. January! Clean slate time! Eh, now I make monthly goal lists. More realistic for me. When I was a young girl, I used to make incessant lists of favorites. But we didn't have the world wide web then.
I still love to write stuff down. I love my old journals and hope they don't just end up in the trash bin when I die. Cuz theyre cool. and full of lists. x #500wordsaday