To Do List

Things That – at One Time or Another – I Have Told Myself That I Should Do EVERY DAY, Without Fail:

  • Write
  • Meditate
  • Learn a new word in Spanish
  • Learn a new word in English
  • Take a multi-vitamin
  • Take a calcium supplement
  • Eat several servings of fruit and vegetables (Note: servings should occasionally include blueberries, which I dislike, but are supposed to be very good for me)
  • Take a fiber supplement
  • Go to bed at 9pm
  • Get up at 6am
  • Yoga
  • Abdomnial Crunches
  • Read the NY Times headlines
  • Run two miles to three miles
  • Think of an entrepreneurial idea
  • Eat flax seeds
  • Practice the guitar for 30 to 45 minutes
  • Floss
  • Make my bed
  • Dust, scrub or tidy some part of my house for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Read at least one page of a classical novel
  • Listen to Marketplace on NPR
  • Initiate a conversation with a complete stranger
  • Lunges
  • Contemplate gratitude
  • Write lists of things I would like to have accomplished by the time I’m 40
  • Write lists of things I could be doing to further my career
  • Write lists of memories or ideas for stories that I should consider writing (instead of lists)
  • Cook at least one meal from scratch
  • Get an outfit prepared for the following day [work nights only]
  • Take a nap [weekends only]
  • Avoid all elevators and good parking spaces

Things That I Actually Do EVERY DAY, Without Fail:

  • Eat cheese


About Rachel Lewis

Rachel Lewis has worked as a barista, a book seller, a jewelry store window dresser, a wood shop lackey, a receptionist, an extra on Touched By An Angel, and once built thirty giant ants out of paper mâché to decorate a parade float. It took an entire weekend and she was paid approximately twenty dollars. She has written six short and one act plays which have been produced in showcases and festivals in Salt Lake City - Utah, Austin - Texas and Manhattan - New York. Her full length play, Locking Doors, was produced by the University of Utah in 2005. Subsequent productions were later staged in Twin Falls - Idaho and Jackson Hole - Wyoming. Ms. Lewis is currently employed in the pharmaceutical industry and is working on a masters in technical writing. She finds that keeping this web log effective prevents her dying from boredom. She is also makes and sells wheel-thrown pottery and is working on another full length play and a book of short stories. Rachel Lewis is a Utah native and lives in Salt Lake City with her Yorkshire terrier, Wensleydale Doggiepants.

2 responses to “To Do List

  1. Catherine Johnson

    Eat cheese really made me laugh. I love your list. I fancy getting a guitar soon.

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