I listed things, and get a high from crossing out items on them, especially those major, time-consuming things.
Not so now. I've stopped being too .. 'pedantic'? (I hate using the word 'anal') and am easier on myself.
Recent readings brought me to this man whom I have never heard of before this. But when I read his story...man, his achievements are amazing! Funnily, he's not that well-known, even his Wikipedia entry is not comprehensive. Or maybe I'm the just that katak under that tempurung.
Have you heard of him : John Goddard?
He wrote his lifelist when he was 15, a list of 127 things he would like to do in his lifetime. There's like another 15 more or so to go. He sure does look old already, some sites list his birthyear as 1924/25.
What a list, what a list to achieve in one lifetime. May seem impossible but this man is close to achieving it. Not sure if he can still do Everest at his age, but hey, who am I to doubt him? In comparison, my aim to step foot in every Malaysian state suddenly vapourises into oblivion.
My own so called 'life list' done last year, is a little bit shorter at 28 items, and definitely not as adventurous and exotic. Heck I even have 'cook a perfect nasi lemak' there in my list!
Maybe it's high time for a thorough review.