I love making lists. I think, at times, it drives my poor husband crazy. I have a list for everything. Grocery lists. Things to Do lists. Vacation Planning Lists. You name it and I make a list for it. In fact, my last few posts were about lists. Please keep reading. I promise that there’s a point to my rambling. I feel like lists help keep me organized and on track. When I was around fifteen years old, I decided to hand write a list of Things To Do Before I Die. That was the exact title and everything. I had about one page, front and back. It included things that I could do quickly and in my younger years, but also things that would take awhile, like study abroad and get married. Then I got to work. I promised myself that I would always be working towards some type of goal on the list. This really makes me feel determined and purposeful. It’s sounds weird to say, but this list has really helped me keep going at times.
Then, that movie, Bucket List, came out and stole my thunder. But it’s cool. I think everyone should make a list and work towards completing things on it. You can always change things, update them or delete them. That’s the beauty of the list. You don’t answer to anyone but yourself.
Since you can pretty much find anything online now, I stumbled upon the site, 43 Things, a few years ago. 43 Things is a goal setting website. You make a list (with up to 43 things, of course) and then you work towards achieving your goals. The fun part is that you receive ‘cheers’ from other people and you can ‘cheer’ them on too. It’s so much fun having complete strangers root for you! I have also met some great people and friends on this site. I love it because you can put as much or as little effort as you want into it. Then when you achieve a goal, you can check it off, write a review and then help other people achieve the same goal. There is even a book about it: Find it here! One of my friends is quoted in it!
I love getting ideas from other people’s lists and helping them with their goals. I love getting help from others and all the interaction too. When I first made my list as a teenager, a lot of people thought it was ‘morbid’ and that I was ‘jinxing myself.’ I think it’s the complete opposite. I think that this list actually makes me want to live my life and enjoy it! Here is my list on 43 Things:
These are the things that I am currently working on. There are some long term goals and some short term ones too. I saved my big list on a word document. I still have my old list too. Yes, the one I made when I was fifteen. I still look at it from time to time to see where I’ve been and what I’ve learned. Won’t that be cool to show my kids when they grow up? I can only imagine what life has in store for my family and I can’t wait to cross it off my list. 😉
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