Monday, August 31, 2009

this week i do solemnly swear...


do you ever feel you're just swimming along the stream with everyone else, not thinking about life, just going through the motions? i've decided i don't want to feel like that this week. like just one of the ducks. this week is going to be different, this week, i'm going to:

~ carry a camera everywhere i go (i've gotten a bit lax about this). inspired by spudballoo's CCC, i'm charging the P&S (point & shoot) as we speak.

~ create something every day (i've also gotten lax about this).

~ systematically clear out my to do list (happily, i've already started on this).

~ exercise - this is eternally on the list, but now after reading murakami's what i talk about when i talk about running, i'm feeling inspired. maybe not to run and certainly not any great distances, but to push myself physically in order to better be able to push myself mentally.

~ take one bag of unused clothing to the local version of the good will.

i realize this list sounds rather mundane, but i figure by putting it out here, where people know about it, it will help me to stick to it. i promise to be back later with something much more entertaining.

11 comments:

Stacey Childs said...

Yaye, so cool! Hmm, I seem to be the first person commenting lately. Must be something to do with timezones... I decided that I am going to have a big adventure next year, and started a list. One little step is all you need. Writing it down. Nice to see you have done the same :) PS one of my adventures involves your side of the world ;)

Elizabeth said...

Almost since the start of my blog I'm in the process of babysteps and already covered a lot of miles in all sorts of projects. I'm glad your joining.

Georgie K. Buttons said...

That is a lot of ducks. Let's both chip away at our to-do lists together. I feel more motivated. :)

Sammi said...

Mondays are always a good day to begin your new to do list!

The Fragrant Muse said...

Maybe it's the nearness of autumn that's making everyone begin to "nest" - there seems to be a lot of it going on. I encourage the exercise, J, I find that words come easier when my mind is full of endorphins.

Congrats on surpassing 1,000 followers!

clairedulalune said...

I am forever writing lists and then lose them, so i to have resorted to tying them on my blog. I still dot get mine done though. Im too buzy typing them out!

Esmerelda said...

Sometimes it is the mundane that is the most inspirational. =)

ADRIAN said...

Turn around swim against the stream, it is often hard and unpleasant but very rewarding. All the best, don't let blogs interfere with work. Should that be DO.

Katie said...

I love the picture :)

Being the awful procrastinator that I am, I tend to find that posting a list publicly just means I feel all the more awful when I give up. Hehe, I really should work on that :/

Good luck with your list!

Char said...

sounds like great ambitions

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

Where did you get that picture? It is so cool, so many duckies. I may or may not have an obsession with birds. I will not confirm or deny this.