Thursday, April 19, 2012

I think I need a list

I feel busy.   I feel as if I am in danger of making the same mistake that I make every year.   I have learned over the years.  I am creative thinker, and sometimes a creative doer.   I have tons of ideas that never come to fruition.
Last fall, I wanted to experiment with soups.   I make a pretty great baked potato soup, but I would like to expand my horizons into different kinds of soup.  Never happened.  Before I thought about experimenting with soups, flowers were starting to bloom on the trees.   Time just gets away from me.  I am not sure who takes it.  
I meant this year to be different, and I have made clear definite steps to make that happen.  The first and main thing, I have been doing is actually doing or planning to do. 
Here is a prime example.   Last year Justin and I had talk about doing the Grid Iron Trail Run.  It is a football themed 5k with obstacles, and you get to represent your college team.  It sounds like so much fun.  But we never signed up, and then never did it.    This year, we still wanted to do it, so I signed up in January.  With may be a bit excessive for a race in August, but we are signed up and ready to do it. 
Another example, I didn’t even make it to the beach last year.  I love the beach; it is simply one of my favorite places to be.  Didn’t make a plan to go to the beach, so I didn’t go. Knew I wanted to go this year and I wanted to spend some time with LeighAnne, so we planned a trip to the beach in February.  A little soon, but it is on the books and I am excited.
Same story, with our anniversary, already booked a weekend away.
Same story with a concert that we wanted see, I have already booked tickets to see KISS and Motley Crue in July.  I even prepaid the parking.
So real progress has been made, but I got to make sure the little things don’t slip by.    So I am making a list of little things.  Little things that I want to do this year.  I can’t post my whole list here, since it includes birthday ideas, anniversary ideas, and Holiday ideas.  But I can give you a taste of the list.
-        Sew a dress from a pattern
-        Make a pumpkin roll
-        Finish my 4th of July skirt before the 4th of July
-        Cook lamb for a special dinner
-        Knit a sweater
-        Get my Etsy store up and running
 My list is going to be kind of long.   But I think it will give me some direction.  I am hoping that it will keep this year from flying by and leaving me with a list of things that I wanted to do but never got around to.   I think this list and planning ahead is going to make this the best year yet.  I have got some fun stuff planned.
I am looking forward to it.

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