Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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.