I am the queen of lists - I am constantly making lists of what I should do but when it comes to actually getting things done on those lists it never ever happens. I have lists for my work, for my home, of hobbies I want to take up and for all the little things other people have inspired me to do. Have I started on any of those lists - NO! Maybe this is another procrastination or another form of writing a list, I don't know. But my thought is that maybe if I am accountable to you all (that is if anyone ever reads this...) then I might achieve some of the things I really want to do.
Another reason for making this decision is because I would love to have a record of my life for my children. No I don't have any children yet but my husband and I are newlyweds of nearly 4 months and we are ridiculously happy. I thought that I would love our children to read about our lives someday and for me to have an avenue to share it with them.
So I guess the first step is to uncover "the list" so you can see me make my way through it, hopefully with great success.
In no particular order
(1) Knit dishcloths
(2) Make rags out of old clothes
(3) Make bread - that means every day
(4) Learn to sew
(5) Photography course
(6) Make household cleaners
(7) Make our own wine
(8) Have surviving indoor pot plants
(9) Plant sunflowers
(10) Make sweets at the start of every week
(11) Make my own pasta
(12) Start composting
(13) Make baby quilts
(14) Knit socks
(15) Make yoghurt
(16) Have a successful vegetable garden
(17) Make soap
(18) Crochet blankets
(19) Give handmade gifts
(20) Always use homemade stocks
(21) Sew bags
(22) Reduce power usage
(23) Make jams and chutneys
(25) Make mayonnaise
Why do I need achieve these things? I really really want to simplify our lives. Not only for us but so when we start our family there is a good base to work from. I am in awe of others that live simply everyday and the intention for me is definitely there, I just need some help along the way.
So hopefully you as readers can help me get there through stories of your own lives, or handy hints on achieving the things on my list, or just through good old fashioned encouragement. If nobody ever reads this, then at least I have a journal of my journey in achieving this life for our family....