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List Making. These are a few of my favorite things.

Updated: Mar 11

I love making lists. I love how they help me organize my thoughts. And I made a lot of them this week.


My mom gifted me and my sister the book “List Your Self: Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery” by Ilene Segalove for Christmas this year, and I couldn’t agree more with this title. It has pages and pages of ideas on various types of lists to make (ex. “List all the times you’ve experienced something remarkable in your life.” etc…). I love making impromptu lists of whatever I’m thinking of in the moment, but I also love the creativity and suggested ideas in this book. I highly recommend checking it out if you need some inspo.

I usually make lists in the notes section of my phone, because it’s easy to do on the go, especially since I don’t always have a pen and paper/journal handy (and still do!), but for whatever reason during my time off this week I decided to bust out this fab journal that I’ve had in a box for years, which I had been telling myself “I’ll use this when I have something really great to write in it”…and there it sat. First tip of the day: do not wait for “the perfect moment” to use the nice journal, or to open that special bottle of wine, or to wear that dress, or to use that expensive cream…the right moment is now. Don’t wait. Life is short. Use and do the things you are able to use and do today. After all, #YOLO.

Second: have you ever made a list of your favorite things or the things that bring you joy?

Here are some of mine:

  1. Really good (hipster) coffee; like the kind that’s so good you don’t add a single thing to it.

  2. Fabulous glassware; the kind that makes you feel royal the second something is poured into it.

  3. Long, high maintenance multi-course dinners.

  4. Beach days. Glorious, sandy, snack-filled, schedule-less beach days.

  5. Snuggles and giggles with my boys.

  6. Date nights.

  7. Blasting Beyoncé.

  8. Weighted, cozy blankets.

  9. Red lipstick.

  10. A fresh manicure.

  11. Sweating before sunrise.

  12. Conversations with good friends.

  13. Champagne.

  14. Snow days.

  15. Taking pictures of and with my family.

  16. Traveling to new places.

  17. Dance parties.

  18. Quiet early mornings before my family wakes up.

  19. Baking.

  20. Learning something new. Preferably on the daily.

  21. Rich, dark, decadent chocolate.

Highly recommend making a list of your favorite things today. It takes 10-15 minutes. Why? So you can then be purposeful about making sure you find time to experience more of those things in 2020. These are the things we should be prioritizing.

Cheers baby 🥂 #PaintTheTownRed

xx, Danielle

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