I’m sure this is no secret to anyone, but I’ma say it anyways: I LOVE WRITING LISTS. It’s a hobby of mine and has been for many years. Sometimes I make up my own lists but more often than not I am copying them down off the internet. This is an activity that I find to be very relaxing. Earlier in the year I purchased a pretty notebook which I have dedicated to filling with various lists, and today I’m going to share a peek inside.
And above are some examples of what my lists look like. I try to use all capital letters, only varying from that if I’ve been writing for a really long time and need a break (which has happened only 8 times). I alternate different coloured pens just because I like how it looks. Most lists use only one colour, but that is not always the case. Just depends how creative I’m feeling.
There are a variety of topics represented but the majority would fall under Monarchies, Movies, and Characters. Basically, I write a list based on what I’m feeling in the moment. Yesterday I wrote 7 lists. They were: movies I like (which is a list I will add to), First Ladies of the USA, List of US States and when they joined, Gilmore Girls characters, countries of the world, spouses and legitimate children of English monarchs, and English monarchs. There is no rhyme or reason to any of this. It took me 3 evenings to complete my list of Popes, which took 10 pages. It was preceded by episodes of Star Trek Voyager, and followed by a list of Russian monarchs.
At this point, I am currently just filling in page 143 (I number each and every page by hand). This is list number 48. If you are weird and count the list names in my table of contents that number will be higher, but that’s because there are 6 or so pages that contain failed lists, or I was suddenly hit by artistic inspiration and had to sketch something quick.
I’m really looking forward to finishing filling this book out. Right now I’m about halfway through!
**In case you were curious, the lists I’ve previewed in the photos are:
Countries of the world
Harry Potter books/chapters
My Little Pony characters
Spouses/legitimate children of English monarchs
US states and when they joined
Disney movies – next page is Best Picture winners
Best Actress winners