Article by Wendy McCance
All of the kids have left for school, it’s a beautiful, sunny day, and I’m thinking about what I need to get done today. As usual, I go in search of some paper and a pen to make a list. I’m not sure when this list making began, but I know that even as a kid I had a pile of lists floating around my bedroom.
I used to make lists about my favorite things, what I wanted to accomplish, who my friends were, books I wanted to read and clothes I wanted to see in my closet. I was and still am addicted to writing a list.
I believe that a list is a wonderful tool to help you organize and figure out what is important to you. A list gives me a better sense of who I am, where I’ve been and where I’m going.. As long as I have a list, activities get done (even the ones I drag my feet on) and I feel like I have accomplished a lot when I start seeing the check marks as items get completed (truly the best part of having a list).
For me, every time I am able to check off a chore or something I wanted to buy or whatever it is that that particular list is about, my ego inflates and I feel inspired to continue down the list in front of me. I love how I have a better perspective of how hard I am working to take care of my goals, responsibilities and dreams when I look at one of my lists.
Well, I can check off writing my daily post, and now I am on to reading up on writing a query letter (which I have been dragging my feet on). If anyone has written one, any advice or experiences would be wonderful to hear. Thanks for stopping by.
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