Sunday, February 21, 2010

Posting your to-do list on your blog

I remember a while back posting some kind of to-do list on my blog and I mentioned that it was not really for any of you but moreso as a journaling opportunity for me as I look back on this blog years from now. 

And I have seen many other brides do it, too.  I thought it was a good way to keep track of our progress for myself.  I also noticed other brides who post their task lists usually ask "Am I missing anything?"

Honestly, with 54 days to go until the wedding, it's becoming more stressful than helpful and so now I skim over those type of posts.  Mostly because there is no way in hell I am going to be able to think about whether or not someone else is forgetting something - do any of you honestly pull out your own to-do lists and perform a side by side comparison to fellow bloggers' lists to let them know what they're forgetting?

Besides, all I end up feeling is stress about my own to-do list and how there is still so much to do.  It makes me physically nauseous to read these posts now. 

So while I'm not knocking anyone who chooses to do this (since I am sure I'm in this category), I just wanted to vent about the stress and freak out mode that I enter when I click over to a fellow blogger bride's blog and see their updated to-do list...please forgive me if I don't comment or can't help you figure out what you're missing.  It'll probably just make me think of something *I* am missing and stress me out.

6 comments:

Genevieve said...

LOL. I just posted my to-do list! I had to check to see if I wrote "Am I missing anything?" I didn't! I think it is great to post it to document the process for yourself, but I don't think anyone will have the same list so there is no way to compare.

New Mexican Bride said...

Oh goodness I know exactly how you feel about getting overwhelmed about the to do lists! LOL Although, you are much closer with only 50 some days! wow, I bet you are feeling the stress. I see other lists and think gosh that's another thing I have to add, so yes it can be crazy! I just posted a blog and was blabbing about things I have to do and finally just said and so much more because it's insane to think about. But as long as you keep yourself on track you'll be fine! I can't keep track of anything else but mine either but sometimes it helps to read other lists so that if I see something I need I can add it to mine! :)

Jenn said...

the list is understandablebut I can see where it can be over whelming now! Don't stress, you got this!!! You've done great so far and its all gonna come together wonderfully! I need to "start" one of those lists....

honey my heart said...

i couldn't post a to-do list because it would be too stressful to read, so i just had small tasks i noted in my datebook for each week. as the wedding came up, it was less 'to-do' and more 'hurry and add the important things!'

you are so close to your wedding, how exciting! once you hit the 30 day mark, the time disappears.

Mrs T said...

Breath!!!! So love you Stace. You are right on track.

e32285m said...

I honestly pull out my own list and perform a side-by-side comparison to fellow bloggers, letting them know what I have on my list but they don't, and making notes on my own list of anything they listed that is applicable to me. I know, I'm crazy.
Don't worry about other people's lists, just focus on what you're doing and you'll get everything done. If there is something not on your list, it probably isn't important enough to remember.

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