A January To-Do List Versus A September To-Do List

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January

  • Journal EVERY day.

September

  • Just respond to that one work email Derek sent you eight days ago.

January

  • Go to the gym 3x per week!!!

September

  • Sign up for a 5k and then brag about it and then sleep through it because you had two glasses of wine last night.

January

  • Clean apartment and get organized!

September

  • Pick that blanket off the floor and fold it if not too tired.

January

  • Watch one informative documentary per week.

September

  • Watch season 3 of Parks and Rec again.

January

  • Work on being more present.

September

  • Respond with “that’s hilarious” to whatever Jenna just said.

January

  • Stop procrastinating!

September

  • TBD.

January

  • Cleanse life of all drama.

September

  • Sniff out drama like a starving jungle cat.

January

  • Eat healthier.

September

Eat pasta while feeling smug about hot bod you will attain someday. TC mark

Kim Quindlen

I'm a staff writer for Thought Catalog. I like comedy and improv. I live in Chicago. My Uber rating is just okay.

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

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