I envy people who are uber-organized. I’ve tried all manner of systems and apps but none ever sticks. Ultimately it’s my non-stop-brain-ticking that keeps me and my life somewhat organized without any formal prompts or processes other than random neurons sparking and daily holy crap moments that remind me to do stuff. As I’ve written before, I exist in “wing it” mode and, so far, it’s worked. Aided by random to do lists hastily scribbled and purposefully left in places where I hopefully cannot fail to find them (in the shower, on the kitchen counter, affixed to my computer screen, stuck to my iPhone) and actually cross off some of those items.
These last few days I’ve read blogs and tweets and FB posts galore about folks’ New Years resolutions—or the fact that they aren’t making any. If your resolutions are always the same (eat less, exercise more, blah, blah, blah) do they even count, I wonder? So I thought I’d try a different approach and make a 2013 to do list, right here on my blog. Yes, I know it’s a cop-out as I’m not truly resolving to do these things. But, to quote a colleague of mine, let’s consider them “directional”. Maybe with this approach, some will actually get done this year.
- Get back to France
- Host lots of dinner parties with varied friends—and make more lunch dates, too
- Get out more (figuratively and literally and socially and exercisingly—yes I made that word up but I like it)
- Listen to NPR less and my music more
- Get my U.S. citizenship
- Conquer insomnia
- Book a personal stylist session at Nordstrom
- Buy new bras (TMI? Sorry.)
- Go to the theatre more than once
- Dance (who’s with me?)
So there you have it.