Those of you who know me best know that I’m a list maker. I love a good bullet point – I try to make my notes from Sundays at church into lists. My friend Lucy at school was a paragraph girl where sentences rolled into each other, I’d look over at her business studies notes and see her beautifully flowing prose. But I’m the opposite. I love the reminder app on my phone – it’s full of books I want to read, prayer lists, answered prayer, house projects, garden projects, places I want to travel (categorised into 2 separate lists – Europe and Worldwide… obviously) and recipes to try. You can learn a lot about me by the lists that I make.
I’m also a goal setter. Miss Acheiver. A Closet Competitive. I care about completing the 2048 on my phone/ winning monopoly at Christmas/ beating my brothers when we’re playing sporting type games (sadly this doesn’t happen on most sporting occasions as they’re both bigger, stronger and more athletic than I…).
I’m a bucket list kind of girl too. A dreamer and planner. I value challenge and possibility and believe it’s important for people to better themselves.
A while ago I heard about this very cool project called 101 in 1001. It’s a list of 101 things to accomplish over the next 1,001 days. That’s just over 2 and a half years. For me, it’s a happy medium between a to do list and a bucket list. It contains the big things and the little things, the fun and fanciful things as well as the deep and meaningful. Many of my “one day” goals are perpetually on my to do list which means that although they’re important and things that I feel drawn to do, I never make time for them. By setting myself a deadline, it provides me with the incentive to do them. It allows me space to dream but helps me work towards them day by day.
I started mine on 1st Aug 2013 and finish at the end of April 2016. Here’s some things still on my list:
And some things that I’ve done:
What would you put on yours?