Lists

My dear friend Santoki has created her very own 101 Things list, which is so great it makes me want to do a whole new one. Funny that I’m the one who inspired her to make it in the first place. Now that I’m more than halfway through my 1,001 days, I’m taking this lazy Saturday morning to review my list a little more carefully and add some commentary, etc., that I never got around to on the flight down here as I’d planned. I might start a new list now, so when a great idea occurs to me I can record it, though I wouldn’t actually start work on the new list until this one is finished (on October 2, 2008).

And here’s a funny thing: In reviewing my list today, I realized that something that’s “in progress” right now—not watching TV for a month—isn’t even on the list! Did it get cut in favor of something else? So strange. In some ways this isn’t a good time/place to cut out the TV-watching, since it is actually a good way to learn/be exposed to Spanish when I’m at home, so I might consider not being so strict—I mean, it’s not like I get to cross anything off at the end of the month!

If you’ve ever thought about making your own list, why not do it now? To get ideas, you can do a web search on “101 Things 1001 Days” or check out the list of other people’s lists, as well as guidelines on how to make your list, here. There are also links to other sites for list lovers, like this one. 101 things seems like too many? How about making a both easier and more difficult list of 50 things to do in your lifetime? Or take another friend of mine’s suggestion, and make a list of 30 things to do in your 30s (would that mean 40 in your 40s, 50 in your 50s? is it really realistic that your list would get longer as you get older? perhaps.). Whatever you do, have fun, be inspired, try something new!

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3 Responses to “Lists”

  1. santoki Says:

    Yesterday, I realized that some of the things on the list are very labor intensive, i.e. every other day. So already I am behind. Just makes life a bit more exciting, oui?!

  2. rebecca Says:

    i’ll have to check out Santoki’s list. the trouble with me and lists is that i either completely ignore them, or consult them so often that i feel very pressured to perform. i’ve resisted doing the 1,0001 things list, but maybe could manage a 30 things to do in my 30s list.

  3. missmobtown Says:

    I actually made a list of 50 things to do in my 30s. I’ve actually done about 1/3 of them so far! But as the years count down…its clearly time to get it in gear!

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