Listing the lists
I had a list of the stuff I had to do today.
*make zucchini brownies
*finish laundry for guest house.
This is what I've gotten done:
*binge watching X-Files
*designed a project for next weeks blog
*talked on the phone
*Painted my nails -- not well, but painted.
Sometimes the days don't go as planned. Sometimes the spirit moves me in a direction other than what I thought would be productive today. I used to panic about these moments. Beat myself up.
Yeah... I stopped that shit.
Life happens. Things happen for a reason. I'm always working on trusting my instinct and my body -- and following my guts. And today -- I need to do things other than what's on my list. Will everything get done? Yes, but maybe not in the timeline I had originally thought.
The other lists I've been working on today: Bucket List and Victory List
Victories this year:
9 months without bronchitis or pneumonia. (This is huge victory)
Stood up on a Stand Up Paddle Board (While it was in the water and you know, I was floating on it.
Grew a relatively productive garden this summer
Organized laundry room, hall closet, guest room, garage. Made significant progress in the studio and storage rooms
Bucket list -- no deadline
Climb Mt. Borah
Kiss Keifer Sutherland
Watch every Dr. Who ever made
Watch every X-Files ever made
Visit every National Park in the country
Go to Cornwall, England. Vacation there and drink tea in the rain
Write a book about the journey to self acceptance
Write a book of prose and poetry filled with my photography
Do a calendar of my photographs
Complete reorganization of my office and studio
Go to Italy. Eat food and drink wine.
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
over night river rafting trip
It goes on -- the lists -- they never end. They're ever evolving the way my life works. That's the beautiful thing about my lists, they change. While this used to cause me significant panic, I know embrace the chaos. While it's sometimes a struggle, I mostly enjoy the ride.
I want to know what are on your lists. How do they compare with what actually gets done. What are you celebrating? What do you want to do that you haven't yet?