Friday’s Inspiration: Making Lists (And Checking Them Off)

Do you write daily lists? This week, I’ve been working on a bit of kindness when it comes to the list. The kind of kindness that relieves your brain and writes things down early in the am. It’s the kind of kindness that checks things off, but doesn’t get upset if it takes a week (or more) to get them done.

This week, I’ve been inspired by little acts like this of my own, but that of others. My lists branch off, sometimes they’re home things. At times, they are work things, and others are little everyday political actions I have just put off because nerves.

If you needed it, here’s a bit of encouragement to get your lists going, but also encouragement to be kind about what you can do and what you can’t.

Other things:

+ Thank you for all of the wonderful comments and joining the conversation about, sex.

+ Speaking of, Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: RACE

+ Pleasure and pleasure and yes, pleasurreee

+ An excercise dress.

+ Join us in FEEDING this school year.

+ My handy dandy list-kit

Have a wonderful weekend!

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6 thoughts on “Friday’s Inspiration: Making Lists (And Checking Them Off)

  • Reply Tanya August 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Check out Nuu-Muu for an exercise dress! They are a women run Bellingham, WA company. 💜 Just found your blog thru Instagram and it’s amazing. You have an incredible, inspiring voice.

    • Reply latonya August 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      Hi Tanya!

      Thank you for stopping in. Will 100% check them out, obsessed with local shops doing amazing things.


  • Reply Georgia August 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Recently read the NY Times article about healthcare and racism in my public health course and was thinking it was the perfect piece for your site- just another example of how the system has failed African Americans for centuries.

    I also wanted to share a new study going on that is a small but important part of changing that- most observational (so not testing medications on people, but learning about health and disease through observing) health data in the US comes from educated white men and women, and a new group of researchers has set out to change that so we can get more meaningful information about health that is applicable to everyone, not just whites- here is the website and they’re registered with the National Institute of Health here- I’m not affiliated at all, and its not a remedy to the deeply racist healthcare system. But I do think its an important step in the right direction. Thought you and your readers might be interested. All the best, GC.

    • Reply latonya August 16, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Hi Georgia!

      Oh wow, thank you so much for sharing (and happy we are on the same wave with this article). It’s wild to believe that black people haven’t been included in creating this data, themselves. It’s not surprising, but wild., considering the very real facts and issues.

      Ill check them out, and definitely believe any acknowledgement and then step like this is one in the right direction.

      Thank you so much

  • Reply Kyla K August 19, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Just this morning I was driving to work and thinking back over the weekend and how I accomplished almost NONE of the “to-dos” I had been collecting in my head. I felt so unproductive and annoyed that I couldn’t find the motivation to do even simple things like household chores, so I decided I would compose an organized, written list of everything and force myself to check things off one by one.

    Then I read your note above, and the reminder to be kind about what you can and can’t get done is so refreshing and timely. Thank you! <3

  • Reply Katie August 26, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    The main lists that I make each week are about food! Meals for each night, and which groceries we need from which shop. The meals for each night takes the most thought because I think about what we have already, and what can be made with what we’ve got. It helps to know in advance for me, instead of blanking on what I can make every day.

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