Friday, September 26, 2008

When they insist on knowing my bliss/I tell them this

My divine friend Joslyn and I have been chatting for a while now about how we need to make lists that are for our lives and how hard it is to create and sustain that giant "bucket list" over the course of a life, but how it is far more manageable to keep ongoing yearly goals and lists.
After some inspiration from the amazing Hula Seventy, Jos decided to do a list of 34 things before she turns 35 later this year and since I am turning that magical number too I hopped on board too.
These lists are meant to be realistic and in the spirit of being good to yrself.

Simple things. Small things. Meaningful things.

Now here is the fun part:
Please join us in sharing yr lists.
What do you want to do before yr 25 or 43 or 55?
Next month? Next year? How can you make the time to be good to yrself?

Inspire us please?
Share with us by linking to doobleh-vay and simple lovely blogs and posting yr own list.
Leave us a comment that yr participating too.
We will pick one each day next week to share with the world.
And perhaps a little prize at the end too?
Kiss Kiss

1. Go see a movie alone and moderately dressed up.
2. Get a pedicure.
3. Take that ballroom dancing class with Joe.
4. Make Moroccan Chicken again like I used to.
5. Smile more
6. Write a thank you letter once a week to someone.
7. Spend more time off the computer/write in my paper notebook more.
8. Contact three more "out of reach" stores with my product.
9. Join the soup club and rock out with fall soup making.
10. Practice at least five random acts of kindness.
11. Go to a pumpkin patch and not Whole Foods front stoop.
12. Find a way to get Hunter Boots.
13. Entertain again. Scary as it may be- one small party.
14. Write my Love letter for Karey
15. Write a letter to Karey.
16. Organize my writings and office.
17. Bake a seasonal pie.
18. Have a milk bath.
19. Query three more magazines.
20. Go to the read to yr baby festival in town.
21. Make Mr. Kelly from the Hardware Store some cookies.
22. Go to this bakery more.
23. Teach the boys a new song.
24. Read a chapter book to them and not skip pages or make up random narrative about main character shopping for Prada handbags.
25. Get serious about handmade holiday.
26. Make Joe giggle.
27. Make more phone calls and write more letters to those I care about.
28. Visit our land in Athens and stop and get a Cafe D'Orlean's Coffee.
29. Watch the Carry On movies with Joe.
30. Go a whole day without saying no to my children.
31. Go a whole day saying no to all adults if I please.
32. Get a writing schedule on a paper and tack it onto the wall.
33. Get a check-up.
34. Walk to the Firehouse with the boys again and stop at Cottage Candy on wander home.

Get me delivered to yr email xo

Image from Penelope Dullaghan I heart her


karey m. said...

i'm part of your list?!

oh, man...that's quite an honor.

and the love letter to me? you just wrote it. thank you for making me feel a bit bigger {in a good way} today...


Headless Mom said...

What a lovely idea. I'm saving this to participate, although it may not be until next week or the week after due to weekend obligations.

Kisses, Friend!

village mama said...

thank you for sharing. good luck. xo

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, I could come up with a good list... great idea.


Jenny, the Bloggess said...

I love this idea but at this point the only thing I'm focused on accomplishing is not dying. And even that is hit and miss.

Velma said...

I'm going to have to make one of these soon. Before I turn, oh, 60 at least. :)

simplesong said...

great idea. love it. and great list. will be doing the same. xo.

blissfullycaffeinated said...

Love this idea. In fact, I already have a draft post titled "My list" that has been sitting untouched for a while. I'll finish it up, post it and link.

Thanks for giving me delicious brain food today.

Liz said...

Oh I love this so much! Mine is here:

Ann said...

hi! thanks for responding on my list on my blog.

I really enjoyed reading your list. I actually think I have to alter my list because it reminded me of something.

I changed my blog links on my post, too.

Suz said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

modern eve said...

i am so's mine (i gave myself till august though):
modern eve

Schmutzie said...

I've made my list!

heather said...

I wrote a book--50 Things To Do Before I Turn 30! Great minds think alike.

This Eclectic Life said...

I tried to comment that I posted a list after seeing Schmutzie's list. This is a great idea...thanks. Here is mine

The Other Tiffany said...

Fantastic idea and great inspiration! Here's my contribution:

Angelina said...

I came over from Schmutzie's blog. I love lists! This is a great one. Today I already did a list of all my aversions/fears so I'll have to do this one later.

Jackie said...

Finally finished:

Marion said...

I'm in:

tarable said...

Great list, I read yours & Joslyn's, and then some others. And was finally inspired to do my own, even if I'm a little late.

Ashley said...

Doing it now.


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