Friday, February 1, 2008

I'm alive

"How long do you have to go?" a co-worker asked the other day.

I did a little math in my head and immediately freaked out. "Two and a half months," I answered. I will have a child in two and a half months. Holy shit.

I've been busy - some of it baby related, most of it not. But, I got a pretty new toy for Christmas so hopefully the posts - complete with pretty pictures - will resume in fierce action.

Anyone who knows me knows I'm a compulsive list maker - I'm of the 'if I don't write it down I'll forget it' school of thought which leads to a big purse full of notecards and notebooks full of various lists.

I've been reading Zandria's posts about her list for a while. When I swore off television for a week and thought about taking on a new challenge each week for a year, she suggested creating a list of my own; I wasn't ready then but earlier this week when I looked at my growing 'things I want to do' and 'long term projects' lists, I decided I'd give it a shot.

Although the organizers of the challenge have their own rules, I created some of my own. Each task had to be something that had a purpose - to push me outside of my comfort zone, do something I've always wanted to do but haven't made the time to do, better the community. I also had to have control over accomplishing them - while I'd love to do a ton of travel over the next 1,001 days, I know that scheduling, the baby, and finances may not permit me to take all of the trips I'd like to.

I stole a few items from Zandria and others who are taking the challenge and came up with a list of my own. I'm very excited about the results - it will take some work but it's totally attainable. It made me think about what is important to me - what I really need and want to accomplish - and has helped me cut down the amount of stuff in my purse.

My last day will be October 29, 2010 (I'll have a 2-year-old by then!) Maybe I'll plan a big Halloween party to celebrate! Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

How exciting, Robin! I'm glad my list inspired you to do one of your own. I think you'll have a lot of fun completing it...I'm going over to look at what you chose right now! :)

Anonymous said...

Robin-2 1/2 months? wow, it seems like just yesterday I saw you at East Atlanta Strut and you were glowing with your news!!!!I bet you look beautiful!!

I am so jealous of your camera, the Jolly Green Giant has nothing on me, I can't bring myself to part with the cash!

You have inspired me to get my lists all organized...I like the donate $5 part...A lot of your list corresponds to my lists.

Steve and I are going for our embryo transfer on the 23rd, so hopefully we will be making a baby soon ourselves!

Anonymous said...

Great idea!!! You have inspired me to do one!!! I have another one you need to add... TAKE PICTURE OF SELF AND EMAIL TO AUNT JEN AND GRANDMA JANE!!!! :)

Daniella said...

I love you Robin, you're awesome.

As a mom of a 10 month old (scary how time flies), I think I am getting something accomplished if I get out of the house to work remembering to have taken a shower and brushed my teeth, never-mind making sure that I don't have baby puke or snot somewhere on my suit. I can't remember the last time I read something that wasn't baby or work related. I hadn't even checked in with you in a couple of months...

I need to make a list, but I think I may put it off until I have more time... like when Sloane is 18 and off to college.