I’m a lover of lists. Whether it’s making a to-do list or grocery list for home, or listing my favorite (fill in the blank) for the blog, there’s something about numbering lines on a piece of paper and filling it that makes me weirdly happy. I feel organized and/or insightful, somehow in control of my world.
While poking around in a book of writing prompts (still not feeling it and needed some help), I came across this one: List 25 Things You Will Never Do. This one appealed to me; it turned the usual list-making idea onto its head. Not what you will do or want to do, but what you’ll never do. It examines the underbelly, the negative space in your life.
Well, here’s a least 10 Things I’ll Never Do:
- Jump out of an airplane.
- Eat Kale.
- Read Ulysses.
- Be able to keep a plant alive.
- Be fashionable.
- Give up chocolate.
- Learn to drive stick shift.
- Get an iPhone.
- Stop biting my fingernails.
- Stop writing.
It feels good to at least know what I won’t do.
What will you never do?