Things I like

  1. The rustling sound of paper bags
  2. Hugs
  3. The smell of leather
  4. When packages arrive
  5. A cool glass of rosé on a summer’s day
  6. Art galleries
  7. Sales
  8. Boarding a plane to anywhere
  9. L’eau D’Issey
  10. Chocolate coated almonds
  11. Monet’s Waterlilies
  12. Shoes
  13. Feeling the sun on my shoulder and the gentle breeze through my hair on a perfect spring day
  14. Accordion music
  15. Most shades of grey
  16. Cheese
  17. The smell of bread baking
  18. French films
  19. Red lipstick
  20. Writing lists
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Writing 101: Day 2

Write a list

Today, let’s write a list. Compiling a list is a way to let loose, unlock ideas, and free your mind. At Things We Like, writer Jessica Gross compiles lists of things that other people like. In fact, Jessica’s site inspired me to draft my own extended list of things I like.

This summer, author Amanda Mininger published a great list in “The Fourth Decade,” reflecting on approaching age 40. She compiled lists within a list, including what she’s gained and what she’s lost. In another list, Patti Murin compiled things learned from watching TV.

Today, write your own list on one of these topics:

  • Things I Like
  • Things I’ve Learned
  • Things I Wish

There are no rules, though it might help to decide in advance how many items you’d like to include, or set a timer, so you have boundaries within which to work. For example, a list of 10 or 25 or 50 (or more!) items, or intervals of 15, 30, or 60 minutes are appropriate.

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