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My To-Do List for Autumn

by Anna Nuttall

I’m not one to write a list, but this is me turning over a new leaf this season. Here is my to do list for autumn.

Ok want to hear something a little funny, well I actually have brought a little to-do notepad, and guess what – I lost it.  I know what you’re going to say, that will teach you and you need to be organized. Yeah, I have heard it all before and trust me I am organized.  Ok not super organized like a drill sergeant running a military operation, but this girl knows her own organization. She just happens to lost her to-do notepad.

You gotta laugh and there is a little bit of irony in this.

As I said at the start of September, this month is for me having a cosy evening in reading a good book. Settling down on the sofa with a nice mug of hot chocolate and enjoying the crisp autumn air.

Now anyone who knows me, knows I’m not one to write a list. I don’t think I’ve ever written a shopping list in my life (saying that maybe I should as it would stop the staff at my local Tesco thinking I live there!) and I don’t think I even wrote one when I was planning my wedding. Good job I didn’t forget anything.

I have never been that girl who would sit on her sofa in the evening writing a long list of things I would need to do. C’mon who has time for that? If you forget something, who cares? It isn’t exactly the end of the world.

However, till recently I been finding myself mentally writing a long list of all the things I want to do of as late. You could very well blame it on the age, I’m not as young and sprite as I use to be. Oh god, that makes me feel depressed writing that.

What I’m trying to say, I’m slowly morphing into a proper grown up and instead of trying to mentally remember everything, maybe perhaps I do need to write a to-do list.

This is a defining moment in my life, this is the moment I become 30 something women and take control of my life. (Pretend lightning bolt just strike through that sentence dun dun dun!)

I have no doubt my husband would be pleased to hear this as he has been wondering when I would catch up. Never was always my answer.

This is the moment that I, Anna Nuttall take a stand and be strong. I will face the challenge – even if it kills me. I will finally write my to do list for autumn.

Anyway enough power talk, I suppose you’re just here for the damn list! Autumn this year is all about me turning over a new leaf and actually settling down of an evening writing my to do list for autumn.

  • Starting to buying paperback books again. As much as I love reading on my Kindle, I do find it distracting. Especially when I want to rest my eyes from the screen. You know the only paperback book I have is a confession of a shopaholic and I’ve read that about 10 times now. I do think I need new materials.
  • Find my to-do list. That really should have been at the top of my list, shouldn’t it?
  • Organized my office better so I can find the damn to-do notepad.
  • Buy better-organized drawers so I can organize my office and find that to-do notepad.
  • Sort out my hair as it looks bloody awful.
  • Learn how to make brownie from scratch.
  • Buy a better weighing scale. Now I think about it.
  • Indulged in all thing Outlander – especially Jamie Fraser. Opps did I say that out loud?
  • Start to sort out my beauty products. My god people if you could see how full my dressing table is with beauty products.
  • Sort out old clothes. This just goes without saying really.
  • Stop buying so much pretty dresses. Who am I kidding??
  • Organized something spooky for Halloween. I just love Halloween.
  • Organized Richard’s birthday. I already have plan – just need to put it into action.
  • Pay off my credit card. Don’t ask.
  • Have a walk in a forest and get lost.
  • Enjoy a Costa hot chocolate with little marshmallow in. Guilty pleasure here.
  • Take up swimming again. If I can find a place near me that does it cheaply!
  • Do more outdoor photography on my own.

And that is it for now. I’m sure I’ll be adding to this later on. Right now I have written my to do list for autumn, it over to you. What would you write?

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Patrick 11th September 2017 - 9:17 am

I’m a strict psychical kind of person as well…..I have to have the book,music or movie in my hand. I can’t do digital or audiobook either…

Brittany 11th September 2017 - 3:03 pm

I love your writing style! I absolutely love making To Do list and the feeling of checking/crossing items off is so refreshing!! I’ve never thought of writing a seasonal To Do. Great idea. I just may try it 🙂

lau 11th September 2017 - 3:08 pm

nice list! I always make to-do lists on a daily basis but mostly about errands and chores haha


Wander wonderfully 11th September 2017 - 3:18 pm

I miss autumn!! I live in dubai now where the days go from extremely hot to a more tolerable hot/ but I’m still going to find a way to use these!!

Jen 11th September 2017 - 3:26 pm

Oh, I can relate to your “to do” list! I’m a sucker for pretty dresses too…. I have a closet full of them! 🙂

Angie 11th September 2017 - 4:03 pm

So many things on that list that I also need to get going with! Organise my beauty stuff is a must this month!

Kara Simone 11th September 2017 - 4:18 pm

Girl! I wish I could get organized! Confessions of a Shopaholic is a great read!

Caroline Nycek 11th September 2017 - 4:22 pm

Love this! It’s great that you’re setting goals and the balance between some fun and tedious ones is great!(:

Adilene 11th September 2017 - 4:43 pm

Autumn is my favorite season!! Amazing colors, weather, foods….You name it!! I really enjoyed your list!

Shelby @Fitasamamabear 11th September 2017 - 5:29 pm

I love the organized drawers! It’s such a silly thing but it just helps keep every day structure. love the list!

Melissa Wuollett 11th September 2017 - 6:37 pm

Seems like a great to-do-list to have!

Crystal 11th September 2017 - 7:36 pm

I need to start reading books again. I’ve gotten spoiled with audible. It’s just so much easier lol. Good list.

Shevoneese McFarlane 11th September 2017 - 9:48 pm

I love my hard copy books. I can’t read on my tablet no matter how I try. I’m a sucker for tradition.

Kaitie 12th September 2017 - 12:21 am

I have a list as long as you do!! But I totally agree about reading an actual book. It makes a huge difference for sure!

Katelyn 12th September 2017 - 3:42 am

This is such an inspiration list. I want to do the same. Get organized & start fresh.

ALSO YES, about the hard copy books. I find myself always getting distracted when I try and read on my computer.

elena torres 12th September 2017 - 4:54 am

Great items on your list! I personally live my lists! They really do make a difference especially in very busy days. I have to try some of the items on yours as well!

Michele 12th September 2017 - 8:36 am

Oh-I write lists all the time–then either lose them or forget them!! Well I am getting ancient–tomorrow I turn 67–YIKES when did that happen? Now my Mom will be 95 in November and she writes lists and usually remembers to bring them with her (can you tell I’m adopted!! (truth)) Of course she sometimes has trouble finding the list in her pocketbook—–and then she sometimes drops it somewhere in the store—but somehow she manages to remember everything she wanted to get–unlike her daughter (me) who wanders through stores deciding on everything I wasn’t there to get!!

Monika 12th September 2017 - 8:01 pm

Well done!! You just wrote your first list, how does it feel? haha 🙂 Enjoyed reading this, I’m not big for to do lists either but when I’m busy I can’t really function without them. And also when new season starts I like to do mental to-do lists as well…. hmm.. perhaps should put it down as well! 😉 xx

Ingrid 19th September 2017 - 12:26 am

I like your list. Writing lists definitely helps us to be better organized. I t also provides a tool for assessments of the level of goal achievement. Thanks fr sharing.

Ingrid 19th September 2017 - 12:33 am

I like the fact that your list is so detailed. Lists always bring structure to your life operations.

mary 27th September 2017 - 6:33 pm

Love your list! It seems like their are so many things we plan to get to next week or next month but we never make them a priority. I love that you’re planning to make brownies from scratch and buy paperback books again. Those types of activities are what truly enrich our lives.


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