Thursday, 18 September 2014

52 Lists - Week One

For all you seasoned bloggers out there, you will probably have heard of the 52 Lists project, put together by Morrea Seal and will realise that I’m incredibly late to this particular party! If you haven’t heard of it, the basic premise is that a list subject has been created for every week of the year, so each week you print off your list template, complete it and pop it in a folder. At the end of a year you will then have 52 different lists, which should tell you a lot about yourself. Yes, you are probably meant to start this project at the beginning of the year, but hey, when was I ever one to conform?!

So, on with the first list. This list was looking for words that touch your soul. Before doing this I really thought I would struggle to find words that touched my soul, but as soon as I started writing the words just came pouring out! I thought of words I associated with myself, words that describe how I would like to be and words that describe things that mean something to me.

As you can see, I wasn’t short of words to add to this particular list, and it made me realise that there is a lot about me that I probably don’t share with other people. I think I come across as quite a confident person, in general, and happy to share anything and everything, but in reality I’m actually very shy and private. I used words like vulnerable and breathe because a lot of the time I do feel very delicate, but also like a ball of coiled wire, ready to spring at any moment. Sometimes I just need to take time to breathe and remember what life is really about.

This list also helped me to see how much I appreciate the little things around me – hugs, create, nature, colour and peace.  Things a lot of people take for granted. But through being ill I have learnt to make the most of what I can, and if that is something as simple as a hug, or being able to get outside, then that should be enough for me. There are also words that mean a lot to me, that demonstrate the place I would like to be right now. Release, freedom, fly and balance show me that I’m in quite a difficult place at the moment and I would give anything to just be free from the darkness that surrounds me. I’m really amazed at how much this little list has shown me and am looking forward to completing my next one.

What words would be on your list for this week?


  1. What a neat thing to do! I had never heard of this till now, so thanks for sharing! I'll have to start this on New Years Day! :D

    ~ Mikéla Davelyn ~

    1. I've been meaning to do it for ages and I'm looking forward to having a folder full of lists to look back through! xx