Thursday, December 30, 2010
This year I promise to...
When I make a to-do list (usually for the weekend in case I find myself developing bed sores from lounging on the couch too long) - I start off easy. It usually looks like this:
1. Get up.
2. Drink coffee.
3. Eat breakfast (eggs?).
4. Shower (optional).
See? Just like that, I can knock four things off the list with nary a sweat being broken. Not only that, but because I'm able to put little check marks next to each of these agenda items - I promote a feeling of accomplishment within - definitely a bonus for any weekend day.
So, I'm just not sure why I'd up my list overnight on December 31st from something that looks like that to something that looks like this:
1. Run a marathon.
2. Learn Spanish.
3. (okay this is hard - I can't even think of difficult things to do)
4. Get married (lame, but I was struggling).
This list looks much harder than my normal list. This one looks like there would be a lot of effort and diligence and perseverance involved. A lot of swearing and sweating and probably crying. Many bouts of giving up and throwing my hands in the air and...well, pretty much I'd tear up a list like this within the first two weeks of the year.
Posted by Which Way's Up?