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I love making lists. I’ve determined however that my love is less about writing out what I have to do, and more focused on the act of crossing out a

to-do and making it a to-done.

After a bit of internal analyzing, I have mapped this crossin’ off love back to my high school drama teacher. She always carried a yellow steno-pad with her.  IT kept track of everything from to-do set building, to to-do PTA needs  for our current production.

The wonderful feeling of releasing a to-do

Most vividly, I remember her ferociously scribbling  notes during rehearsals which were then used to recite back to us in (less beloved) “notes” time. (You theatre people know exactly what I mean.)

I would watch her, after every note spoken, take her black ball-tip pen and cross out the note. That cross equaled a release. The instruction given was no longer on her shoulders, it was officially passed off onto someone else.

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So yeah, thanks to her I love list making. If you’ve never experienced the sensation of scratching through a to-do, I highly recommend you try it. Start small, like a grocery list. You’ll soon join the rest of us addicts.

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