Great Expectations – A Quickie Based on Daily Prompt

I was checking out the daily prompts on Daily Post today. I have subscribed to it, so I keep getting these prompts in my mail. Many days I find these prompts interesting and inspiring, but I have never gotten around to write a post based on them. Today, I shuffled through the prompts (thank God for the Try Another option), and chose a pretty simple one, not because I was feeling lazy, but because I have been meaning to share this for a long time now, ever since I read this wonderful blog-post by Gabi.

Daily Prompt:ย Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself youโ€™d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you donโ€™t?

So here’s my summer… err…. monsoon list (there’s a depression in my part of the world as I write right now, and the rain is coming in short but stubborn spells):

  • Buy a Bonsai
  • Read five authors whose works I have not read before
  • Start gardening
  • Take mother out to a movie
  • Visit relatives and document family history
  • Submit stories to five different magazines
  • Click a photo with family and get it framed
  • Discover five new places in my hometown

I have made lists in the past, but I am not very good at maintaining them. This time I thought things out, and kept reasonable targets. I hope by the end of this year I will be able to strike-through each item on my list as I go completing them. In case I don’t, I’ll probably add the remainders to my next year’s list. It’s never too late to do the things that you love, right?

Do you have a monsoon list? Please share with me. I love reading them!

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About Arpita

Arpita Pramanick is a little, young woman with a bright face (who'd rather not look directly into a stranger's eye) you'll find walking on the corridors of Mu Sigma, Inc. She tells herself she wants to be a properly published writer (by which she means she wants to be published from the likes of Penguin), but isn't really so sincere about writing everyday. So if you see her, tell her to go write. She'll love you for doing that!
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12 Responses to Great Expectations – A Quickie Based on Daily Prompt

  1. Shreedeep Gangopadhyay says:

    It’s truly never too late to start…hope you’d accomplish your target soon..mmeanwhile I appeciate you for keeping place for Bonsai..Go green and let the world be surrounded by the lush apperance of flourishing greenery..

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  2. Eva Prim says:

    It doesn’t matter wether you do it today or tomorrow, but don’t let get too many tomorrows between you and your wishes. Looking back on your life to find out you skiped the things you would have liked to do for things you thought had to be done is really sad. Well, it is a long way off. To use your time and live!

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  3. Iris says:

    I love your list, especially discovering five new places in your hometown and taking a picture with the family to get framed. I don’t have a monsoon list, but if I make one soon, I’m definitely adding those two to it

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  4. I expect a progress report at the end of the year. What is good about sharing your goals is that it makes them more real…and people like me can encourage and cheer you on! It is a great list.

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