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Lists of Lists June 9, 2010

Filed under: Life in General,Writing — Erin Joy @ 8:57 pm
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I love lists.

I know, that’s kind of an odd thing, but I find myself making them all the time! I have grocery lists, lists of what I need to do in Photoshop, lists of people I need to send cards to, lists of people I need to get stuff from, lists of people I just need to get back in touch with, lists of things I need to clean in our house, lists of where I could possibly move, lists of things I need to do by the end of the week, lists of places where I plan to go in the next month, lists of whatever comes to mind.

Once I even started making a list of “100 Things That Make Me Come Alive” on a challenge from a friend in college. I think I failed that one because I’ve only managed to get to maybe about 10 … because I wanted to write explanations for them all.

Seriously, I make too many lists. I think I write bullet lists in emails for work almost a dozen times a day. I have a list of all the different ideas for blog posts—just ask Ashley or Michelle! And look, here I am making a list of all the different kinds of lists I make. I’m out of control!

And now I have another list.

Yes, I know the idea of a bucket list has received a little bit of overkill since the movie came out three years ago, but it’s only recently that I’ve started having ideas of things “I want to do before I can’t”. I have so many places I want to visit, so many adventures I’d like to embark on, so many things I’d like to be a part of, but right now, they’re all just ideas floating around in my head. None of that’s ever going to happen when they’re only ideas.

That’s why I’ve decided to make a list of what I want to do.

Normally I’d ask for your opinions and suggestions for what to add to the list, but I’m not going to ask that. This list is a list of things that I personally need to create. I’m not sure how long of a list it will be or if I will ever stop adding to it.

All I know is I need to write things down in order to not allow these ideas to escape while I turn my back to work the extra half an hour at the end of a work day.

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6 Responses to “Lists of Lists”

  1. Tony Wagner Says:

    enemies list or get out.

    • Erin Joy Says:

      Say what?

      I only have two people I’ve ever had a falling out with. Both over dumb things.

      I generally don’t keep enemies, just people who might fall pray to certain ninja activity.

  2. So … I want to see your list . Would it help if I promised not to comment on it?

    🙂

    • Erin Joy Says:

      As I compile it, I think I can show it to you. I don’t have a problem sharing it, just that I don’t want suggestions to add to it. Make sense?

  3. ClantoR Says:

    I have multiple lists, as well. The longest one is the one in my head of books I want to read or reread. I’ll never get through that one.

    • Erin Joy Says:

      I have that list, too, as well as a list of all the books I’ve read in a year with the number of pages in each one. I wonder who got me sucked into doing THAT one! 😉


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