I have a whole notebook full of lists.
- Grocery lists.
- Cleaning lists
- Redecorating project lists
- Lists of clothing items the girls need each season
- Packing lists
- To do lists
- Craft project lists
I can't explain to you the peace that I find in making a list. Not just because it makes my head feel organized, but also because it makes me feel like any job in the world is managable. It's simply a matter of getting it all in a list.
I hold onto my lists and add and check things off and rearrange them and prioritize them. I'm currently working on three or four lists that are sort of long term project lists and need to be tweaked before they are "finalized." Of course, the glory of a list, the beauty is that they are never truly finished. There's always something to add, take away, check off, move around or forget about completely. They are fluid. And yet still somehow solid and concrete.
You can hold onto a list, mark your progress. Monitor your results. But at the same time, a list never moves beyond the realm of a working document.
So what about you? Are you a list maker? Are you horrified by my waxing poetic about lists?