Making a List.. checking it five or six thousand times..

by Lisa Donovan

I may have already mentioned that I am moving.  In fact, I know I had mentioned it earlier this month.  Well, we are currently in the midst of trying to sort through our apartment and making every effort to be diligently on task.  Humph.

So, I have been making lists.  If you know me, you might understand how laughable this is.  I am great at making them, but chances are, before I actually get to make use of the list I have either lost it or completely forgotten about it.  You may be thinking that I am a ditz, but I protest.  I like to think that it is because I have such a large brain that little things like lists get lost in it’s vastness.  (HA! yeah right….).  Whatever the reason, be it my brain or my shoes (sorry for the random Dr. Suess quote), I am trying to keep to my list making.  But, while I am doing so, I am realizing that me following a list is very much like a peacock trying to lasso a wild boar.  Such a ridiculously impossible task.  I am such a scattered individual and have such an odd way of multi-tasking that I am not sure that lists are for me.  I am starting to wonder why I am forcing myself into this weird little box that I have never fit in before.  I guess because moving is such an overwhelming task that if I didn’t, the liklihood of me getting anything done at all would be slim.

So, for the past two days, I have been walking around with a list in my pocket of things that have to be done every day for the next week to get us moved.  There is a copy on my refrigerator.  I am determined to try it out this way rather than my seemingly helter skelter usual way, for better or for worse.  So far, it hasn’t really been a big motivator or a source of managerial structure - but maybe if I keep looking at it and if I keep reading it, it may just work it’s magic on me yet.

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