Beware the ‘To Do’ List

‘To Do’

No, it should actually read ‘What I Want to Do When I Have the Chance to Do It, at an Unspecified Time in the Future, which Isn’t – In Fact – Important Enough for Me to Get Started on Right Now’.

So, I should really say ‘Wish List’?

Well, that doesn’t inspire a healthy state of optimism, does it? It’s the spirit-sibling to ‘I Wish’.

Fine, anything. Write anything, call it anything, so long as it means you’re getting words out of your brain. It’s positive action.

Look at me! So I am!

Okay, what am I going to call this list? ‘To Do’ after all?

Sure. ‘To Do’.

See that wasn’t so hard.

I suppose not.

And here’s a shitty flower for your efforts.

Wow. Thanks.

Put that on the list: ‘Learn to Draw Better’.

Excellent idea.


And that is how I began planning for the second half of 2013.

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Karen Andrews is the creator of Karen Andrews. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time).


  1. says

    I like your flower drawing Karen! And I hear you on the ‘to-do’ list. I call mine the ‘running to-do’ list because I keep adding things to it whenever I think of them. And they do get done (some not until weeks later), but at least their out of my head, because letting them stay in my head doesn’t help me sleep…
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