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I made a list of exactly ten things I wanted to improve, transform, build upon in the next year. I made the list on the eighth of this month, exactly five days ago. That means I have 360 days left to get’r done.

Now, I should tell you that I am infamous for wish list making. Wish listing. Not grocery lists and not the kind of wish lists you can make on Amazon either. I mean the, if-I-had-a-million-dollars-how-would-I-spend-it-list. At times, I also write down on a piece of paper an extensive house chores to-do list to both overwhelm myself and procrastinate.

This list, though, is very different. These are the ten things that I do or that I don’t do that prevent my full happiness.

Oh, and it is not a new age, sweat lodge list either. Although I do believe there is some validity in Quantum Physics and the Law of Attraction, this list isn’t prescribed by a guru or a book that requires security clearance.

I just sat down with a legal pad and wrote until I ran out of things. I came up with ten small things that if I do routinely and/or accomplish them will change my life in one short year.

I’ve already made an after-list to this list. Just to fulfill my wish-list obsession. Anyway, here’s the after-list:

  1. Write a self-help book
  2. Get on Oprah Show/Book Club
  3. Become a Life Coach
  4. Spokesperson for Homelessness
  5. Meet Al Sharpton
  6. Have dinner with David Sedaris
  7. Help further the fight for GLBTQ equality and mainstreaming
  8. Write a book about homelessness, poverty
  9. Produce a documentary about homelessness
  10. Get invited to a swanky White House dinner

I think I need to work a little more on the after-list. I feel like I left some important stuff out. Maybe I should just make an after-after-list. One that includes my mayoral run for the City of Miami.

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