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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Step 1

Make Lists

Lists are very important to being awesome.  You can't expect to be awesome by accident, so you have to plan.  And the best way to plan is to make lists.

I love lists.  I love checking things off and seeing my list get smaller and smaller.  Mostly I like lists because I am not a "big picture" kinda person.  When I start looking at the big picture, or really, even a medium sized picture, I start getting nervous and panicky and then try to find something else to do.  It's like, the big picture of whatever I'm planning becomes a big picture of a huge spider.  I instantly want to be as far away from that picture as possible.

So, lists help me see the step by step instead of the big scary spider picture.  They also give me something else to do.  So before I start anything, I make lists.

I made a lot of lists the day I finished packing up my classroom.  I even  made a flowchart, which is like what lists want to be when they grow up.  I have a daily checklist, a weekly checklist, a summer goals checklist, a moving checklist, and then checklists for cleaning and packing each room of the house. 

Excessive?  I think not.  I hate spiders.


  1. Oh! I do so want to be awesome!!! I love the blog and, though you don't like inspriational movies, I know you will inspire people to laughter and encouragement on the universal road to awesomeness. Let the journey begin!!!
    Love, Mom :)

  2. I look forward to learning how to be more Awesome from you. I love lists too!

  3. Even as a big picture person myself, I love lists. I will add stuff to a list after I have already done it just so I can check it off :)

  4. Michelle is a list person too. The difference would be that her "big picture" would be a cockroach.