Sunday, November 19, 2006

You Want to Do What Before You're 40?

I suspect you may relate to my admission that my life is filled with “to-do” lists. For the 21st century woman – particularly us Capricorns – the ability to keep track, to plan, to script, and to remind is a basic survival skill, on par with sleeping or eating … Hell, sometimes I need to even write those into my list, lest I neglect to take care of them (and man do I love checking off “eat lunch”).

In the to-do lists of life, though, there are trees, and there are forests, and it’s all too easy to forget the latter for the former. A little long-term listing can be healthy – the best way to keep ourselves starry-eyed and youthful, after all, is to keep those dreams and promises we once made ourselves alive and active. And I hate to blame it on The Man, but think of all the little things we manage to make happen because Society tells us we should: When we put our minds to it, we can find partners, lose weight, save up for new shoes. Just think what we could accomplish if we applied that kind of concentration and gusto to our grander personal goals.

For inspiration — because, yes, some things are worth a little warm-and-fuzzy reflection — click here for what some Sirens have put on their “Things to Accomplish Before 40” list ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to, but after I click the link, it says I'm not authorized to view it and to log in. But I don't see a way to log in. Help?

-35yo needing inspiration

12:33 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

It should be all fixed now—just a bad link! Sorry to delay your inspiration!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! :)

9:43 PM  

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