List update number 2….

So, a little over a year ago, I sat down and wrote a list of the things I would like to do in the next five years or so (http://countrymouseclaire.blogspot.com/2007/03/list.html). It was kind of a knee-jerk reaction after hearings lots of plans from my organised, grownup friends…I might not be on the marriage->houses->babies->etc. path at the current time, but there are things I want to do and things I want to acheive. So I sat down, and literally typed the 70 things I thought of first, and now a lot of my time is spent trying to work towards things on my list. I do so love a project.

By August of last year I’d achieved seven. And today I realise I’ve acheived four more – since that post I have visited Toronto, and Montreal, and Madrid. And I’ve joined ebay. I’ve also started work on a lot of the targets that are going to take time and application and sticking to – I’m blogging away, and should hit one thousand posts sometime in 2010 (number 5 on the list). I haven’t yet been to two dozen gigs (number 8), but the total is going up steadily. My running and swimming are getting better (nos. 12 & 13), but the 5 kilometres and 50 lengths are a few months away just yet. I am reading away to conquer the reading list (number 14; see http://readingmyfriends.blogspot.com/ for further details). The sponsored healthkick (plug time – www.justgiving.com/clairethornley) is helping with two targets at once – to drop two dress sizes (number 24) and the raising money for charity one (number 69). My finances are getting more and more organised (number 47, number 70), and if I keep working at it, I should have a savings pool (number 56) before the end of this year. And my hair is the longest it’s been in years in an attempt to get it to elbow length again (number 42).

I like to keep busy.

As for a few of the other things – I’m going to be hoping to work on them in the not too distant! I’ll keep you posted :-).

Cxx

26 Comments

  1. Stephen
    14th April 2008 / 5:09 pm

    Way to go! I need to do a list too. I think I’ll work on that myself.

  2. Wiwille
    14th April 2008 / 5:58 pm

    It’s good to have a list. Enjoy the listology!I still think one of your goals should be involving an overthrow of a third world country.

  3. Sparkling Red
    14th April 2008 / 6:01 pm

    Yay! You visited Toronto! I wish I’d known you then. We could have met for tea. πŸ™‚

  4. daisies
    14th April 2008 / 9:07 pm

    yay you πŸ™‚

  5. RennyBA
    14th April 2008 / 9:20 pm

    Looking forward to when you come to your lists #?: visiting Norway – your welcome any time you know πŸ™‚

  6. Foster Communications
    14th April 2008 / 10:27 pm

    I used to have such a list. It was written when I was about 17 and had such things as “Live for one year in Malibu beach house.” Well, maybe not so realistic. Oh I wonder what ever happened to it….

  7. Simply Scarlet
    15th April 2008 / 1:43 am

    A woman who sets goals for herself succeeds in life and you are making things happen! I need to start my own list of 70…or maybe 50 for starters. πŸ™‚

  8. Christielli
    15th April 2008 / 3:25 am

    Great work on knocking stuff off the list. I need to make a list like that. I have one in my head, and I have knocked some of the stuff, like learning to knit mittens, going to SXSW, visiting NYC, and buying an extravagant purse, as well as some less fun stuff too.Glad that the reading project is still on the go!

  9. Jillian
    15th April 2008 / 8:24 am

    Wow, that is some list.So of course I’m inspired to make one myself. What is it about writing things down? Why does it feel so… freeing and good? Like, just by setting goals you’re already making things happen?Anyways, good luck in accomplishing more on that there list.Now, at some point, I’ll make one and gain a wee bit of focus myself!

  10. Diane Mandy
    15th April 2008 / 9:57 am

    You are putting me to shame!

  11. whatigotsofar
    15th April 2008 / 11:35 am

    You’re doin’ better than me. That’s fer sure.

  12. Sacred Suzie
    15th April 2008 / 12:10 pm

    Talk about manifestation! You rock! Thanks for the inspiration. I love that you are making your life so fabulous and interesting.

  13. Miss Ash
    15th April 2008 / 2:58 pm

    Good on you!! I have a few on my list that will take a while to do….and I haven’t even started those ones yet. IE learning guitar and french.

  14. Jon
    15th April 2008 / 3:10 pm

    That’s great that you’ve been able to accomplish so many things on your list. Perhaps I should do something similar.

  15. Mattbear
    15th April 2008 / 3:50 pm

    Way to go! You should be proud of yourself. I made a 12 month/12 goal list in October and I’ve done…well…none of them. I’m like 1/4 of the way through one of them.

  16. Jaime
    15th April 2008 / 4:17 pm

    You are doing so well!I love to make lists too, but, erm…accomplishing the things on those lists is a little trickier.You are my inspiration to get on it!

  17. angel, jr.
    15th April 2008 / 6:20 pm

    I need to make a list. And I need to start keeping track of any of my accomplishments.

  18. Alice
    15th April 2008 / 9:35 pm

    i keep saying i’m going to make a list like that, but never get around to it. maybe i should put “make a life list” on a list somewhere?

  19. Photogirl
    15th April 2008 / 11:08 pm

    busy is good! congrats on moving forward with your goals. I have been saying for 5 years that I want to learn to ride and get a motorcycle…yesterday I signed up for lessons!

  20. bella
    16th April 2008 / 2:02 am

    this is so inspiring.i have made my own list and you have reminded me to go back and look at it, to check in with myself, to give myself permission to do those things I want to.

  21. Cheryl
    16th April 2008 / 2:19 am

    well done! Maybe i need a list.

  22. vivavavoom
    16th April 2008 / 3:08 am

    sounds great!!! lists like this are great and keep us motivated. now can you put getting the US to elect a great president on your list.

  23. Riot Kitty
    16th April 2008 / 6:57 am

    Cool stuff that you have done! I think no one should be subjected to any kind of social “track” – unless it’s improving society πŸ™‚

  24. mermaid musings
    16th April 2008 / 4:15 pm

    I like the dropping of sizes, LOL

  25. 2 Dollar Productions
    16th April 2008 / 6:09 pm

    These lists are always worthwhile & congrats on ticking things off of yours. The 1,000 posts is a round, impressive number to hit.

  26. JLee
    17th April 2008 / 2:05 pm

    My head is spinning from all the numbers! I need a list…lolGood luck πŸ™‚

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