Writing 101 – Day 2 – Write A List

Making ListsI love reading lists – bucket lists, goal lists, project lists, reading lists, summer lists, winter lists – reading other people’s lists is so much fun! I don’t particularly like to-do lists though, that just means chores, errands and other mundane stuff. On the other hand, crossing them off is a such a huge highlight! Now, I admit I’m not a naturally organized person who makes to-do lists everyday or any other kind of lists on a fairly regular basis however, it is a skill I ardently admire and something which I am trying to develop more and more this year.

I’ve already started compiling a list of things I’ve learned but that is something I’ve scheduled to post for a later date. Meanwhile here are a few lists I’ve made over the past few years and months:

  1. 27 Things To Do Before 28
  2. Day Zero Project List
  3. 2015 Reading Challenge List
  4. My TBR Pile List

Today’s Day 2 topic for the course Writing 101 is about writing a list from any one of the three topics given below:

  • Things I Like
  • Things I’ve Learned
  • Things I Wish

I wanted to take it a step further and make it a list of Things I Love :

  1. Long drives at night
  2. Midnight Snacks
  3. Christmas songs playing in stores/restaurants
  4. A cup of tea on a cold, rainy dayCup of tea rainy day
  5. Celebrating Indian festivals with friends and family
  6. Family get-togethers!
  7. Visiting a natural surrounding and just sitting there and enjoying the peace.
  8. The stillness of the night.
  9. The sacred feeling of endless possibilities early in the morning.
  10. Dancing like a mad cow when no one is watching.Chandler Dancing
  11. Singing loudly when no one is at home.
  12. Making a packing list a few days before a journey.
  13. The hustle and bustle of busy airports.
  14. A successfully turned out recipe!
  15. The musty smell of old libraries.Smelling books
  16. A new notebook’s crisp white pages
  17. Parading around in new shoes!
  18. A well-fitted outfit
  19. A cool breeze rustling the leaves of a very shady tree
  20. Secret hidey-holes, nooks and corners
  21. A lazy, purring catTHiddy Cat
  22. Enjoying a favourite dessert while watching a movie.
  23. The sensation of rich chocolate melting in your mouth
  24. Getting lost in an exciting book
  25. Shipping favourite onscreen couplesTom Hanks Meg Ryan
  26. Cold fruit on a summer’s day
  27. Laughing really really loudly till you can’t breathe.
  28. Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S reruns over and over again and never getting tired of them.
  29. Making a baby giggle.
  30. The sense of accomplishment of a goal completed.
    What are some of your favourite lists to make? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! πŸ™‚

    Also have a look at the Day 1 Assignment of Writing 101 : I Write Because….

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19 thoughts on “Writing 101 – Day 2 – Write A List

  1. JoHanna Massey says:

    “The sacred feeling of new possibilities in the morning”
    “A new notebook’s crisp white pages.”
    “Cold fruit in summer.”

    Oh this is such a delightful list you have created. A real slice of life story of you actually!
    Well done.

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    • Thistles and Whistles says:

      Thank you! Honestly, I thought I would come up with only 5 or 10 but then once I started writing, I couldn’t stop so I kept going until I reached 30. I am not a very good To-Do list user though. I can make the lists but then I end up ignoring them hoping the tasks will go complete themselves. πŸ™‚ Maybe there’s a solution for that ?

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