This is me being determined

This is me trying to post every day.  I will admit, I’m struggling to come up with sufficient stuff to flesh out a post per day.  I’m sure there’s plenty that’s interesting that’s going on for me right now, but without someone asking me questions, I’m kind of grabbing around in the dark here trying to think of something witty to write. 

So in the meantime, here’s something someone else wrote:

“Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like that.

I killed my to do list. And it was good.

Hi, my name is Erin, and I am a list-maker.  I write lists. I have lists of what to-do, and how to do them.  I have lists of things I have, of things I want, of things I need to get rid of. I have a lists of places I want to go, of people I want to catch up with. 

And I am drowning. 

I have been subscribed to Zen Habits for a few months now, I think since possibly before our wedding.  And there have been some wonderful articles popped into my inbox in that time.  The one I’m about to link to wasn’t mailed to me, however, I found it on a search of the archives in the hope it would shed some light for me.  And it has.

Kill Your To-Do List

Go, read it.  It was a wonderful wake up for me.  

I still have many lists.  But my to-do list is gone.  I’m working on the others.