I am going to share a secret with you. Something that most people don't know about me. Something you probably couldn't tell by just looking at me. Are you ready? Here goes....
I am a list maker. There I've said it! I've never had the greatest memory so I compensate by making lists. I have always made lists of things I don't want to forget. These days my memory seems to be even shorter than it once was. I can tell because there seem to be a whole lot more lists around than there used to be. I would like to chalk it up to getting older but folks keep telling tell me I'm not old enough yet to use that excuse. (Dang it!)
I have lists everywhere. Lists in notebooks, on scrap pieces of paper, lists in files on the computer, lists on backs of envelopes and even sometimes on old receipts. If there is a blank piece of paper somewhere it is fair game to start a list on. Lists of things I want to do, of things I need to do soon, of things I would like to do someday. Lists of ideas I am working on and of things I need to finish. The dang things seem to be everywhere. I keep telling myself that one day I am going to get them all together in one place and try to organize them somehow. (yeah right) As a matter of fact I probably even have something on a list somewhere about doing that!
Here's my dilema. It doesn't seem like I ever get a list finished. Oh, don't get me wrong, I DO get things done and I love being able to mark things off one of the lists. My favorite lists are those that have lots of things marked off of them. Unfortunately, it seems like I have more lists of things TO do than I do with things marked off as being done! There just always seems to be a reason to start another one!
What I'm wondering is.... Are there others out there who have this compulsion? Is this something alot of people do? Are there other list makers out there with lists of lists of things still needing to be done? Hmmm...... I wonder if they have meetings for list addictions? Would they hand out paper and pens? Or would they make sure that during these meetings you couldn't HAVE the pen and paper? I wonder how hard it would be to have to stand up in front of a bunch of people and say
"Hello my name is ________ and I'm a list maker"
Ok, well there you have it. Something you didn't know about me. Only next time you see me you will probably point and whisper.... "Do you see that girl over there? You would never have guessed it by looking at her but she's a list maker."
Well I feel better now that I have that off my chest. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and a great weekend. Now if you will excuse me... I need to go and start my grocery list for the week!
~~ Hey... I'm Just Sayin'... ~~