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Keeping Track

I’m a list-maker.  I make lists of things I need to do each day, whether at work or at home.  I also make lists of Christmas gift ideas throughout the year so that I have ideas when it comes time to buy things.

Up until last summer, I kept track of how many miles I ran or walked or biked each day.  (I stopped when I had bunion surgery.)

I make grocery lists, shopping lists, lists of recipes I want to try.  I fold down pages in my book of knitting patterns to mark which ones I want to attempt, and after I’ve tried them, I make a note of whether I liked it or how it looked.  I used to make meal plans for each week, until that got too overwhelming.

One year I had one of my college professors give me a summer reading list.

I’m starting to think I might be a little bit obsessive about lists.

I can’t decide if this is a good habit, or whether it’s unhealthy.

I might have to make a pros and cons list to help me decide.


About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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