There’s nothing I love more than lists. Lists are amazing. I hardly ever complete them, (TRANSLATION: nope. I never complete them) but we have wistful relationship. Sort of like my relationship with my violin – full of longing and missing talent.
Last year, I didn’t complete a single resolution. Not. One. So I thought, hmm … let me learn from this. Let me try to set achievable things. Let me … WRITE THE LONGEST TO DO LIST YET!!
Ah, yes. I really learn from my mistakes.
BOOKS I WANT TO READ
- A Dickens (WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!!!!)
- The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over The World by Tom Feiling
- Two indie books
- Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis
- My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook Pride and Prejudice (I’ve tried, but have yet to succeed)
- Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
A book by P.G Wodehouse (this will be a GREAT hardship) Two books by Georgette Heyer (SUCH HARDSHIP)
BLOG THINGS TO BE DONE
- Two posts a week (HAHAHAHA)
- Two Heyer Recountings
- A Dickens Recounting
- Two Guest Interviews
- A few ‘Terrible Movies I’ve Loved’ posts
- Greater interaction on other blogs
WRITING THINGS I’D LIKE TO ACHIEVE
- Finish The Elf Stew
- Edit and republish Our Intrepid Heroine
- Enter a short story competition
- Submit an article/short story for publication in a magazine/e-zine (is that what they’re called nowadays?)
OTHER LIFE THINGS
- Skate the Rideau Canal
Arrive back in England in one piece with sanity intact (WHAT SANITY?!)
- Maintain daily devotions throughout the year
- Strive to be kinder
I think – in order to encourage myself – I will cross off this list as I go. So be sure to check back. It’s a riveting sport.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t really mind if one thing or everything or nothing gets crossed off my List To End All My Lists – what matters, I think, is put most succinctly in this verse from Micah 6 v 8:
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
(Though, of course, if I don’t manage to read a Dickens, I shall be BITTERLY disappointed.)