Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Un-Boring List

This post is for Slice of Life over at Two Writing Teachers 

Do you ever read something and the idea lingers? It won't leave you alone? It's such a gift when that happens. I was catching up on my blog reading from vacation and I came across this post on Teach Mentor Texts. 

Un-Boring List

Lists are fun. Un-boring is fun! I had to know more. I read about where the idea came from and decided that I want to make my own. The idea of an Un-Boring List fits in perfectly with my OLW risk. 

Here's the first draft of my Un-Boring List: 

1. Say YES (especially when you feel like it's out of your comfort zone)
2. Try something new as often as possible
3. Travel to a new place
4. Spend a day without electronics
5. Find independent bookstores and make a purchase 
6. Surprise someone...just because
7. Mail cards, letters (real life paper ones) once a week to my niece & nephew
8. Attend a writing workshop/retreat
9. Find new, creative, fun ways to MOVE
10. Volunteer 

Many of these things are things I've wanted to do, but I haven't made time to do. There's something about putting an item on a list...it's more motivating to get it done and place that cherished checkmark next to it. I'm looking forward to seeing where my list and my word take me this year...

I need more suggestions for my un-boring list! Please add your suggestions in the comments. 


  1. What a great list! I'm taking it with me :)

  2. Oh,
    I need to do a day without electronics. I feel glued to my e-mails. How could I let anyone wait more than two minutes to get a reply.
    Thank you for sharing your list!

    1. Sigh, I know Pamela! Thanks for your comment!

  3. I love the idea of an un-boring list. It's much more than than a list of resolutions. Do you mind if I borrow the idea to use with my students? If I had an un-boring list (I feel one coming on shortly), I would add taking part in a COlor Run. That's one of the things I want to do this year!

    1. Kay,
      Please go ahead and use it. I borrowed the idea from Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts. I think it's a great idea to use with students! I'd love to see what they come up with for their lists!

  4. #4 really resonated with me - I took a break over the holidays, and it was a revelation!

  5. Great list! I would add make something creative (food or paper or canvas come to mind)!

  6. I'd like to join you for #8. I suggest to include some dancing.

  7. Great idea! I did an unboring list last year... haven't come up with one this year yet. I love the idea of mailing to your niece and nephew!

  8. Great list of unboring things. I'd add - give someone a hug or doing a random act of kindness. Enjoy working thru your list.

  9. Great list...how about meeting new slicers? That is something I really want to do this summer...some how...some way!


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