an incomplete list

I love the idea of lists.  I really like the feeling of reaching into the insanely packed mind of mine and pulling the ideas in my head out of orbit and putting them on paper.  It feels good.  I feel released.  Like I’ve actually taken a step towards getting it done, whatever it may be.  My problem isn’t the list making part, however, it’s the part that comes after.  The one that most people would consider more important.  The actual doing or accomplishing of what I put down on that list.  I have this incredible tendency to make lists…lots of them, and never glance at them again.  I feel great because I wrote all those ideas and to-dos down on paper, but really, what good is my list if I never look at it again?  Lists are meant to be acted on…rumor has it that they call them to-do lists because you actually have to do the things you write down.  Crazy thought, right?

Well there’s this trend (that I quite like) called the 101 in 1001…the idea is that you make a list of 101 goals and that you keep track of them all and try to complete them in 1001 days.  That’s a lot of goals and kind of a lot of days.  So today I’m going to start my 101 goals list, as I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the things I’d like to accomplish.

(these are not in order of importance…just in the order they came to mind)

1. learn guitar (I hear it requires practice)

2. learn French (study at least 3 days a week for an hour) –Hannah, can we do a language lesson exchange please?

3. make my own, custom, bilingual website

4. travel to a continent I haven’t yet visited

5. buy the 85 mm 1.4 lens

That’s what I have for now, but I promise I’ll share as the list grows (and it will).

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  • julie comfort - Do you shoot Nikon? If so you are welcome to borrow my 85 before you buy. It’s not my favorite.

  • Susannah - I do shoot Nikon…and I’d LOVE to try yours out! Thanks, Julie!

  • Hannah Stone - language exchange per favore? (the fact that I probably butchered that shows how much I need it!)