April 23, 2010

Listful thinking.....

Oh the woes of searching for jobs! So bloody time consuming. I wake up early due to the daily texts from my house mate instructing me to get my lazy ass out of bed and get a job and then after atleast 2 cups of tea, I get cracking. I don’t tear myself away from the laptop at all apart from to top up my caffeine levels and of course to get my daily dose of facebook. Well, a girls gotta slack off occasionally!

Why is it that you can apply for what seems like a million jobs and you only hear back from one and that’s usually a rejection. In my calculations that means that all the other people that you have applied to don’t even deem you worthy of a response. To say that that is soul destroying is an understatement to say the least.

However, there is one massive benefit of job hunting and that’s lists. I LOVE THEM. I think that on average I make about 4 lists per day. I make a list of what I am going to do that day, a list of what I have done, a list of the lists that I need to make and of course a list of the jobs that I have applied for. It’s a list bonanza.

Now I’m sure that the girls out there that can relate to this – there is something about list writing which is not only fun but also allows you to feel organised which in turn makes you feel like you are some kind of high powered executive, business woman type and then that means that your day has been a success. And, if you are lucky you will have a variety of coloured pens or pencils so that you can make the list pretty too. Wow, I feel excited just thinking about it.

I have a special book just for lists – I think that it’s as essential as a diary. I mean, if I was to use just normal pieces of paper for my lists then there would be no way that I would be able to keep track of all of the sub-categories of lists that I have. I would misplace them and then I would never be able to complete my tasks which I have deemed pressing enough to list so that I make sure that they are done. And oh the feeling of success when I complete something that I can then tick off the list. In fact, I confess that I pop a few easy things on the list so that I can instantly tick a couple of items off so that I immediately feel like I am achieving something. For those of you out there who would classify themselves as ‘list novices’ I would recommend starting the list with *make list. Then you can tick that off straight away, preferably with a different coloured pen, and then the day of productiveness can begin.

If there was a job being advertised for a ‘list maker’ then I have no doubt that I would have that shizzle in the bag. I may not be qualified for much else but when it comes down to lists I have an extensive portfolio and an impressive back catalogue. In hindsight, maybe if I spent more time applying for actual jobs that exist and less time writing lists and pondering the wonder that would be a job being a list maker then maybe I would be employed right now. Wow. That was wordy.


  1. Nice stuff you have here. Will be back. Have a nice day.


    I make at least 4 lists daily if not more! I like the idea of having a notebook solely for lists... Since I have a rather vast collection of empty notebooks I may have to start one today.