A few days ago inspired by Jeff Pulver’s Bucket List meme I wrote a “Bucket List” for 2008. A list of things I want to accomplish.
Today I give you my “Fukkit List”. All of the things that aren’t working that I’m working to remove from my life:
– Naysayers – You know… those negative “glass is half empty” type people. I seem to have a number of them in my life. These are the people who tell you “you can’t do that” when you have an idea or “that’ll never work out” when you have a goal.
– Advice-that-doesn’t-helpers – You probably know these people too. They’re those folks who are constantly giving you advice on how you should live your life. Unasked for advice on everything from how you eat to how you parent to how you dress to how you spend your time. You know what people? If I wanted to be you I would be. Sorry to break it to you, I’m me. Deal with it.
– Stuff – George Carlin does a great monologue about “stuff”. I’m tired of stuff. We live in a society that seems to be constantly buying new stuff. We don’t own our possessions. Our possessions own us! I look around my home and at times think… wow I should get a new whatsit or a shiny new thingamajig. Then I think… I really need a bigger place to live, I have all this stuff. Nope time to edit. Big time. Do I really need over 1000 books? Or would I better off with a shiny library card?
– Internal-Nagger – She’s the voice in your head that has all that negative chatter. “You’re going to fail”, “You look fat in those pants”, “Why bother no one will appreciate it” and so on. Time to muzzle that voice and listen to the other voices. Hmm… Ok let’s not talk about the other voices in my head just now hehe.
There’s more for the “fukkit” list but that’s a good start for today 🙂