Well well well I seem to have been absent for a little while and I don't really know why. It was my birthday last week and then we went away last weekend as part of my birthday present from my Dad but I've been back a whole week so that's not really a valid excuse is it?
Anyway what better way to get back into the swing of it than to compile a list.
I love lists.
I can make a list out of pretty much anything.
I write 'to do' lists, 'don't forget' lists, meal lists, films I want to watch lists, various shopping lists. I then make a list from my list.
Oh yes I'm a double 'lister'; there's always a draft then a final cut. My other half always laughs at the fact that I make a shopping list, then have to make another one where I group the foods together into 'fruit and vegetables', 'dairy', 'meat', and 'other'. Writing this is making me take a long hard look at myself and wonder if I have a problem.
So here is my list on why I like writing lists:
- I like to pretend there is order in my life. If I'm honest I don't really follow the lists as enthusiastically as I write them. I enjoy the writing of the list far more than completing the list.
- I like to cross through things when I've done/got them. There's a sense of accomplishment that you can't get from just thinking 'yep done that', no I want a visual aid too.
- I LOVE writing lists if I've got a good pen. I don't mean an expensive pen just a 'good writer', you know the ones that feel good to write with, that are smooth and don't leave blobby ink marks. My pen of choice is usually a simple biro.
- I like to empty my brain onto paper, it helps me to see if there is anything missing/extra needed.
I could go on an on but I won't. I understand not everybody is as passionate about lists as I am but I'm sure some of you will be a fellow list maker. Come on, put your hands up :)
P.S. I'm also quite partial to filling in forms. Even if I don't need the things the form is for. I'm not painting a 'cool' picture of myself am I?!