What’s on your list?
I drove by Chapman University (Orange, CA) not long ago on my way to a restaurant in Old Town Orange. Oh how I love that campus—everything about it makes me wish I could be making my college choice again. Even though I can’t rewind the clock, it came to me that I could at least find out about taking a class. Told myself to put it on my bucket list.
Bucket list. While I understand the reference, it still strikes me as an odd name for a list. Isn’t it just a specific kind of “to do” list? Of course that thought had me pondering more about “lists”. How many could I name? Can lists be categorized by type? If I did a Google search, would there be anything about lists? Or was I the only one suddenly curious about the world of lists?
I just love Google! Yes, Google is my internet “go to” for just about anything that pops into my head—a question, an idea, a concern—you name it and I Google it. When others ask me a question I can’t answer I say, “Just Google it!”
A quick search with Google produced a blog which talked about 12 kinds of lists to help us get things done. Some I had come up with such as To Do, Christmas, Shopping, Wish, Check and Top Ten list. A few I had not thought of were Reference, Reading, Gift and Password lists. Surprisingly, both the blog and I didn’t come up with address or mailing lists which I found on another website. Then there are mental lists and at least one that we won’t name here but I think you know which one I am talking about.
In case you are getting confused by so many types of lists, there’s Listography.com and an APP that will help you sort things out. Like I said, just Google it and everything you want to know about lists will be just a click or two away.
So, back to bucket lists. I am sure that my world travels 30 years ago and other accomplishments were achieved because those dreams were on some kind of list or “vision board”. Now that I am older, my awareness of time and how I spend it may have some bearing on what I call that kind of list. I have always believed that making lists is a valuable tool in getting things done. Regardless of what I call my “life list”, what matters most is that I strive to check it off the list. So, what’s on your list?