I was recently inspired by a to-do list I wrote in my first year in college. After reading through it and seeing that I accomplished everything on the list without realizing it, I decided to keep on with the lists.
This was my last updated to-do list written on January 2, 2014:
New Year, new to-do list. I’m not good at resolutions, I’m good at lists (no, difference, I know).
2014:1. New job.
3. Pay off credit card debt.
4. Hone creativity: create clips, take classes, learn something new.
5. Read 1 book each month.
Last year my list had 10 items, this year, my list has the 5 items I didn’t cross off last year. I call that progress.
Actually, I replaced “travel” from the old list with “invest” because, luckily, I already have trips planned for the year so travel is a given. Investing is a new interest I really want to pursue because I don’t want to work forever.
In summary, the five items I crossed off last year:
1. Save enough to move out, and get the courage to tell Dad.
2. Move out.
3. Cook more.
4. Re-connect with people who I love and who keep me conscious.
5. Survive at my current company (this really should’ve have been on there).
Unless someone has stolen my identity and committed a felony in my name, I think I can cross the first and most important thing off my list.
Here’s my new list:
1. Start a new blog for my partner and I to log our travels to Baja.
2. Sign up for a class/program.
3. Renovate our new home.
4. Pay off credit cards.
5. Write one sentence a day. Spend at least 25 minutes a day reading for pleasure/serious interest.