Wednesday, November 18, 2009

it's a start

I am inspired by Melissa Jill to create a list of things I want to do. You know, the big and not so big dreams and goals we all keep in the back of our mind? Yea, that's the one. The problem with an actual written out list is that it's too demanding. I know it will always be there screaming at me to get done. So, I'm making a list but much smaller that Melissa's 101 in 1001 and without a completely definitive deadline. I know that may seem counterproductive. What is the point of a list if there isn't a finish date? For me, the point is to have a visual representation of the things I dream about doing or the things I think "Oh! We should do that." and then forget. By having something I can refer to weekly/monthly I will be motivated to check off some items without feeling the full weight of a deadline on my shoulders. So here it is in no particular order, a list of 25 (I just picked that number randomly) important-to-me things I'd like to eventually accomplish (hopefully within the next year).

1. Play a song on the guitar in a somewhat recognizable manner.
2. Get a massage & pedicure without feeling guilty or changing my mind at the last minute.
3. Visit the local covered bridges with my camera just in case they do something amazing.
4. Cook something French.
5. Start working out at least 4 times a week.
6. Photograph my grandma.
7. Visit Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright
9. Have sushi in Pittsburgh
10. Test out my newly repaired heart with a nice jog. (This should be doable now that my heart rate and blood pressure are almost normal.)
11. Visit the local ashram I saw on my drive to Clarion.
12. Take a yoga class.
13. Finish my wedding scrapbook.
14. Go to Brookville for their annual Christmas festival.
15. Take a business class or two.
16. visit Jen.
17. Take a vacation.
18. Go on a canoe trip
19. Test out the slopes here in western PA.
20. visit Becky.
21. paint the kitchen
22. hang my photos
23. make homemade pasta
25. take David & Erin for a sunset drive on the back roads.


Melissa Jill :) said...

I love it! Way to go Sandra! Very cute blog too by the way. Go you!!!

aola said...

I love your list.

Is the Frank Lloyd Wright house anywhere near you?

Kristen said...

Nice. :) I like your no-pressure stance, too.

Sandra said...


A, it's somewhere around here. I think it's about an hour away.