I have the most trouble forgiving myself for my mistakes, and boy I’ve made a lot of them. Every now and then though I can be at peace with myself, and it’s a wonderful feeling.
david watterson's Life List
1. be a writer
2. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
3. Keep a journal
4. Beat my depression
5. Care less about what people think of me
6. be more positive
7. find the career that fits my skills, natural talents and passion
8. Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
9. find inner peace
10. get a permanent, stable job.
How I did it: I sat at my computer every day at the same time. I set a goal to write 1,500 words each day. I didn't try to edit myself or write anything out ahead of time. I simply followed where my writing led me. Some days it was pure torture, but other days it was enlightening. My writing seemed to have a life of its own. Read how I did it…
Wow! Great idea.
The first 10 of 100
1. My family
9. Running Water
I have journals all over the place. I keep one going for a few months and then set it aside and forget about it. A few months later I start again. I draw pictures, write fiction, compose poetry, whatever. Most of the time I know it won’t make sense to anyone but me, and then sometimes I can’t make much sense of what I write myself, but it’s worth it. It helps to put things down on paper so you can see your thoughts and feelings, instead of ruminating endlessly on them.