I’ve always liked making lists. Mostly to-do lists in the morning, with a priority number across the task. Sometimes ‘Call ma’ made it to the list, at #9 or #10. :(. Jennie’s list challenged me to go beyond the everyday. There were so many things on her list that I could relate to; things I’d put on the back-burner for so long. Nothing fancy, but surely important..like reading for example. I wasn’t reading as many books as I would have liked to.And running a 5K. A 10K. Losing weight. Learning how to play Bridge. Visiting a dentist every 6 months!
To humour myself, I started making my own template, borrowing heavily from Jennie’s. First, I needed a good milestone. A birthday (next) was hardly significant; new years come and go. So…did some math and locked in on my 30th. ~450 days away. Important enough, weighty enough. 45 things in 450 days .Like Jennie, I too wanted to lose weight, run a 5K (silly me!), get my wisdom teeth pulled out, read more books and so on. I added some of my own, like complete a few art projects, get back to learning french, take a pottery class etc. I asked my husband to chip in and add 2-3 of his own. He wanted to watch a sunset with me in a place where we dint speak the local language, and take me on a BIG ROLLER COASTER (i love ’em and he kinda hates them :)). And there it was. A real fun list, a stretch goal and a timeline.
And that is how it all started.
Will put up my list here next week, and fill you in on the details.