Sunday, March 18, 2012

22 Things

Oh,  I do love to make a list.  
And I just found another great opportunity to make one!!

Angie, over at Write Me Happy has issued a creative challenge called 22 Things, which is a means to accomplish BIG things through small steps.

So, here is my list.

The one that came right off the top of my head with out any editing or shuffling of order of importance or anything like that.
  1. Move a little bit more each day (stretch, walk, dance)
  2. Listen to music more often
  3. Practice my guitar, daily
  4. Drink more water
  5. Do my vocal training exercises more often
  6. Sign up for voice lessons
  7. Organize my songs into folders (computer)/binders (hard copy)
  8. Finish putting together another copy of a children's book I wrote into 12x12 scrapbook
  9. Mail a minimum of 3 cards per week
  10. Make cards weekly, set aside an hour or two on Sundays
  11. Take better care of my fingernails
  12. Book an appointment for a pedicure (use christmas gift certificate!)
  13. Make one date per week with a friend for lunch or tea
  14. Start blogging more about music
  15. Start blogging some recipes
  16. Work on making a scrapbook again.
  17. Start recording songs and story readings for a gift for a special little girl
  18. Have more family outings (weekly)
  19. Be more physically active as a family
  20. Join a choir
  21. Find a songwriters group to join
  22. Play with clay (plasticine)
  23. Get a new journal
    I added that last one in because, I was making the list in my journal and had reached the last page!
Afterwards, I got looking at my list and I started judging it.
Wanting to tweak it. 
Change it. 
Make it more appealing.
(Why is spending time with my family so low on the list? How could I neglect 'practicing with my brother for our planned open mic night?' I didn't include any steps to finding a new full time job, which should be a priority for me right now in order to pay the bills).

And then, I went blog surfing. I went to visit Pauline at
journal illustrations and musings and read this lovely post.

I could see a similarity in her description of resisting the urge to change what she didn't like about her painting and just let it be and become what it will.
I then decided to leave my list alone.
It is what it is.
It came to me in that order for whatever reason and I'm not going to judge it, or change it, or add to it right now.
I think sometimes I just try to do to much at once.
So I'll stick with this list a while and see where it takes me.

Thanks Pauline!

Oh, and then, I ate some chocolate!


Kern Windwraith said...

What a great list and, as I mentioned in my reply to your comment on my blog, I'm going to try to follow your lead and accept when it's time to just let something be instead of second-guessing and tweaking and generally driving myself insane. One of the things I really like about your list is that all the goals seem (from over here) to be eminently do-able. Again, a path I plan to follow!

Angie Richmond said...

Did you copy and paste it? If you send me your email I can send you the badge through email. My email is

Great list! Thanks for joining!

Extremely Average said...

That is a wonderful list. I think it will be fun to hear how you progress at the various tasks. I've always thought about taking voice lessons, as I can't carry a tune in a bucket. I like signing, when alone, though, so it seems like a good thing to do.

karmacoy said...

Ah, I figured it out finally, thanks Angie

Diann said...

Great list. I too have to do #23. I love new journals and new pens. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

pauline said...

YAY!! What a wonderful list you have here!!

And thank you so much for linking to my post... :-) So very kind of you. i LOVE Lindt dark chocolate too. We're best friends now. :-) xoxo

karmacoy said...

Thanks everyone for all the kind comments!I'm gonna start calling you Bestie, Pauline!!