Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Listmaker

On the phone with MSF last night, I heard myself proclaiming with conviction, and not for the first time in the last 10 days, how this December, much more than in Decembers past, I was looking forward to the month ending and January beginning with its Automatic Restart Button, and even though it is already the 3rd of the month it was this morning I awoke with a grand sense of to-do lists to make:  a list of what I was going to accomplish today, which includes making a list of what to accomplish both this week and in January (with its super-romantic goals such as getting caught up on filing old paperwork for a minimum of 90 minutes per day) as well as list of how I need to advise Claudia (and myself) in preparation for the marathon (yes!) we are running in Stockholm together in June,  followed by a list of my exercise and eating routines for the week and month, which includes scheduling what yoga classes I can get to and finding a weight-lifting class (after 4-month hiatus) that I can commit to once a week and seeing if I can't keep up my 20-miles-a-week running pace, along with reminders about multivitamins and 8 glasses of water a day (because I've forgotten) and smiley-faced checkmarks to reward for every day I stay on the January Chocolate Moratorium bandwagon.

For a girl who didn't make any resolutions this week, I'm both overwhelmed and strangely comforted to have all these things to do. 

1 comment:

Ashley Waters (awaters@regancomm.com) said...

Hi there –

In the first week of New Year’s resolutions, I’d like to offer a non-traditional angle for discussion – being Single by Choice in 2012.

How many people are truly happy saying “I’m going to be single forever?” More than you’d think. Boston magazine’s January cover store reports that, when it comes to getting hitched, more Americans than ever before are saying “I don't.” Singles now make up nearly half the adult population in this country, and new research suggests they’re happier, more social, and more active in the community than many of their wedded counterparts. Now if only their friends and family (oh, and while we’re at it, coworkers, benefits providers, and the federal government) would get off their back.

Boston magazine editor Janelle Nanos and/or a Terri Trespicio, the single highlighted in the feature, are available to talk about the trend of more individuals embracing being single forever and the research that shows they may in fact be happier than their married counterparts.

The link to the full story is below for your review. Please contact me if you would like to contact one of these women for an interview.


Many thanks for your consideration