If I were to write a list of significant songs for my life, something along the lines of Desert Island Discs, then Girl of 100 Lists by The Go-Go's would definitely be on it.
I’ve been writing lists for as long as I can remember. I’ve always got a notebook ‘on the go’ for my daily lists, my doodles and anything else that feels worthy of note in that moment. To be honest, these notebooks are probably more effective than a diary to show what was going on in my head at that time.
We’re currently in the process of moving house. The 'to do' lists are looooong! I’m so focussed on sorting out the gazillion boxes of ‘stuff’ hidden in the depths of the cupboards and the attic spaces (yes, we have three and a half glory holes in the house plus a loft space in the garage; all of which have been full!) that I’m even having to write down obvious things like LUNCH and 'post birthday cards' (apologies to both my cousin & my oldest friend that I didn’t re-read the list until after the final post had been collected!).
Interestingly, and not really surprisingly to those who know me well, in my sorting I've found more notebooks than are currently in stock at Paperchase! Most of them are full - some are work notebooks as shown below, some are home ones with plans for a quilt drawn in the margins or sketches of a dress or bag notes from church or lists or bright ideas or fun drawings that the girls have done whilst waiting for something or other.
We’ve lived in this house for almost 18 years; I’m not very good at getting rid of things. And even with the best will in the world - and a 100 lists - it’s sometimes hard to get going...and keep going...
Wish me luck!