33 Things That Have Been On My To Do List Since 2001

33 Things That Have Been On My To Do List Since 2001


I LOVE a To Do List. I always have at least 3 on the go at one time – a Weekly List, a Monthly List and a let’s call it, a Things that Never Get Done List.  As the name implies it’s packed with things that never get done, but which I intend to do Some Day, therefore, they are staying on that damn list.

So here are 33 things that have been on my  To Do list since 2001…

1. Start every day with a Freshly Made Juice

2. Learn French so well that I dream in it

3. Be nicer to people who annoy me

4. Learn Calligraphy

5. Practise Yoga every morning (after downing the Freshly Made Juice)

6. Arrange annual travel insurance

7. Tackle and conquer cellulite

8. Sort out a pension

9. Meditate Daily (after the Freshly Made Juice and the Yoga)

10. Learn Spanish so well that I dream in it

11. Get to 9 stone 4lbs

12. Work out what the hell SEO is and how to do it

13. Stop swearing at idiotic bad drivers – instead, send them love and compassion

14. Switch utility provider

15. Master a yoga headstand

16. Give a TED talk

17. Stop Giving the Finger to Speed Cameras

18. Cancel all the services I don’t want which those faceless bastards set to Auto Renew

19. Scrutinise my Bank and Credit Card Statements monthly for Auto Renewals

20. Practise Mindfulness (between the Yoga, the Juicing & the Mediating) 

21. Apply hand cream twice daily

22. Learn Italian so well that I dream in it (Editor Note – at this point dreams would be getting very Eurovision Song Contest)

23. Learn to salsa

24. Create a Signature Dish

25. Create a Boutique-Hotel-Style Bedroom packed with cushions and muted tones

26. Read Pride and Prejudice

27. Visit the Amalfi Coast

28. Eat and dress like a Parisienne

29. Create my own Signature Cocktail (to go with the Signature Dish)

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30. Read my car’s instruction manual

31. Make a Will

32. Look for a cheaper source of contact lenses

33. Floss mindfully (after the Freshly Made Juice and the Yoga and the Meditation)


Has anything been on your To Do list for decades?

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  1. 23 June 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Wow! That’s a very diverse and detailed list.
    Interestingly you usually start dreaming in a language even before you can actually understand it. You just need to expose yourself to it regularly enough and your brain will take care of the dreams!

    • Jill
      23 June 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Well I did not know that. Thanx. And thanx for swinging by.

    • 24 June 2018 / 9:46 am

      Yes, this is true. I have had a few dreams in German, and I do not understand much. The dreams have been scary as hell! LOL

      • Jill
        24 June 2018 / 10:01 am

        Haha – I have never mastered any language beyond ordering lunch! French is defo on my To Do List. Sounds like you are just about fluent! JIll x

  2. 24 June 2018 / 9:30 am

    As ever you make me smile Jill! I would love to be a cool cucumber while driving but nope there’s too many idiots on the roads and yep I get sweary too. In our defence it’s not our fault!

    I don’t have time for freshly squeezed juice or yoga on a morning but I love the idea. I crawl out of bed get ready and race out the door. I eat a cereal bar and have juice at my desk.

    • Jill
      24 June 2018 / 9:34 am

      Haha. Thanks Rachael. Yep I’m a zen like creature in my head until I’m driving 😳😂 x

  3. 24 June 2018 / 1:52 pm

    that is a good list. I’m going to add a few of them to my ongoing list list.

  4. 24 June 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Number 17 😂 – Brilliant!

  5. Gill
    24 June 2018 / 8:46 pm

    On my to do list since I was about 14 – Lose weight! Not yet mastered that one!

    • Jill
      24 June 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Ha! That’s a hard one for most of us !! Thanks for popping on. Jill

  6. 2 July 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Ah, I have been meaning to start a Irish/folk/Japanese music band for years 🤣

    • Jill
      2 July 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Haha. Funny that – me too 🙂 Thanks for swinging on by

  7. 4 August 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Jill, interesting to write up a list and actually to see if any of those can be still accomplished or if you still want to accomplish any on the said list. Mine is to do a tandem parachute jump around the date of my 60th. Will it happen or stay on a to-do-list until I am as old as my father who did his at 70 🙂 This post made me think!!

    • Jill
      4 August 2018 / 12:38 pm

      That’s great to hear Suzanne. I em have endless To Do lists on the go!! Jill

  8. 30 March 2019 / 4:11 am

    Oh you’ve made my evening. I’m from Portland Oregon (US) and have thankfully found your blog. Thanks for the laughs!

    • Jill
      30 March 2019 / 11:07 am

      Hi Theresa thank you so much. You just made my day !! Jill

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