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12 comments | March 29th, 2012

(story by 'A Mountain Momma', a Chestist; originally 4.25.11)

I have things I need to do. Supposed to do. Have to do. They are not done. I think about them constantly, but I do not do them. And I feel guilty about it. All. The. Time

I thought if perhaps I unloaded here and made a list it might prompt me into doing these things, these chores, these monkeys on my back.

I am going to print out this list and put it on my fridge and check them off as I do them. Let's hope it works and this list does not instead start mocking me instead of helping me.

Here goes:

1. I need to change my name. It has been 2.5 years, really get on it Girl!

2. I need to change my oldest daughter's name. **See above.

3. I have to call the cable company and bitch at them about our bill. I just need 3 hours to set aside to be on hold is all.

4. I have a laundry basket, dryer, and washing machine upstairs full of laundry in various stages. Calling my name.

5. I need to fixate less on my virtual life, blogging, tweeting, texting, emailing, and enjoy my real life.

6. I have to organize my storage locker. It is full of crap from my old life that I am sure I don't need or isn't relevant anymore.

7. I need to stop missing my old life and embrace my new one.

8. I would like stop being addicted to Mad Men, it really is ruining my life.

9. Someone needs to turn my spare room closet into an office for me. This person needs to be because no one else going to do it for me.

10. I want to enjoy being me, a little more than I do.  {end story}

12 comments

  • Anonymous

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    I relate to so much of this. Even if not directly at least in spirit. Especially number 10. Especially number 10.

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  • Crissy

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    Sometimes time flies even when you’re having no fin at all. Work the list, sister. You’ll get it all done and it will be like a brand new day. – C

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  • JJ

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    Best way to work the list is to have a list. You go, girl!

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  • Alexis

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    I love your line about the storage locker being filled with crap from your “old life.” We really don’t live just one life, do we?

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    • OOC

      Posted on April 25, 2011

      What a great point, Alexis. Nope, we may live just once (depending upon your views, of course) but we can live a lot of lives in that lifetime, you’re right. XO, OOC

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  • Eva@OOC

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    That list is great, but I have to disagree with JJ. I find that whenever I cross stuff off my list I have more items to add! But, I do love a list.
    I would add two things:
    11. I want to be more in the moment.
    12. I don’t ever want to run out of M&Ms.

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  • A Mountain Momma

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    Hey thanks OOC for printing my chestism (is it a chestism, not sure if I am down with the lingo yet.)

    Number 10 was my favourite too and the hardest. I am what I am, what I have to be. I am still fitting into this skin of mother, wife, wiper of bums, etc. Its not a perfect fit just yet, but perhaps it never will be. It just feels like a t-shirt that is too tight at the moment, I need some room to grown.

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  • jacqui

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    I think number 10 should be easy for you since you are, in fact, awesome. Except that you spell “favourite” in that weird Canadian way…but besides that…

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  • Marge Simpson

    Posted on April 25, 2011

    Different details, same story!

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  • Quinn

    Posted on March 29, 2012

    Carpe diem, girl!

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  • me

    Posted on March 29, 2012

    This says it was originally submitted 4/25/11. So I have to ask… How’s the list goin’?

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