I was really surprised by J's reaction to my list. I had told him I was making it, and aside from 2 entries, I let him read it all. I caught him reading and re-reading it. This was definitely a surprise to me! Usually, he kind of rolls his eyes at whatever notion I have, possibly thinking, "Ah, youth!" or other nonsense. But this time, I think he was impressed! He is also a list maker, and definitely one of those people who has random things like, "Scoop the cat box", "Get paper towels", and "Go to business school" all on the same list!
I asked him if he would make a list, and I think he is now planning on it. The cool thing is that if he does, some of our goals should be the same (financial, mainly). And as far as I am concerned the more people actively engaged in obtaining something, the more likely they are to get it!
This activity might be really perfect for J, as he IS a list maker but tends to get bogged down in the present and doesn't think much about the future. 2.5 years isn't that far away, but it's far enough away that it's fun to dream about and make some grand sweeping gestures. ;)
I'll let you know if he makes his list, and I may even post a few highlights, with permission, of course.
For now, I need to go get dressed and head out to the Farmer's Market, where lovely organic and often, local, produce awaits! (If you are in the Houston area and interested in learning more about this market, let me know!)