A Quick Look Back Before I List Forward

  1. If I have one regret about my last list (A Favorite List From (Almost) Every One of My First Ninety-Nine Followers.), it's that I made it my ninety-ninth one instead of saving it for my hundredth.
  2. I'm kidding.
  3. Well, sort of.
  4. The truth is that ever since I published that list, I've been racking my brain, trying to come up with a list that's not only capable of following that one up, but also special enough to serve as the big 💯.
  5. Not a problem, right?
  6. Yeaaaah, not so much.
  7. Each time I asked my brain to tap into its creative side, I was met with this:
  8. On second thought, that isn't completely true. My brain did have two suggestions: a) I just let tomorrow's trivia list be it or b) I do an open list where people could tell me how great I am (THAT WAS TOTALLY A JOKE) or ask me questions or whatever.
  9. My problem with these two suggestions is that a) I wanted something a little more special than sharing some nugget like the Rolling Stones had a hand in helping Sonny & Cher hit it big and b) what if nobody contributed anything to the open list???
  10. So with no real "I should do this" idea in mind, I went back to the very first list I ever composed here to see if maybe inspiration would strike me with a list idea strong enough to top the previous ninety-nine.
    Which, let's be honest, isn't all that hard for most of them.
  11. However, the more I scrolled and read through some of those old lists, the more I realized I didn't necessarily want to top then. If anything, I wished I could share them again because there are a few of them that I just really, really loved. So that's what I've decided to do for the big 💯.
  12. But before I do that, I just have to say thank you. Thank you for the likes, the relists, the follows, and a place to share my dorky trivia, but more importantly for the kindness, advice, and "you're not alone"'s.
  13. For making me laugh, for making me think, and for making me give a loud "HECK YES" as I waited in a grocery store line.
    (True story, although I can't remember whose list caused it.)
  14. Thank you for ripping my heart apart only to sew it back together again and for helping me see life beyond what my world and experiences have brought me.
  15. But most of all, thank you for giving me a seat at the proverbial lunch table instead of making me sit alone. Y'all are the best. Really.
  16. And now that I've turned into a mush pot (uggggh), here are those lists of mine that weren't necessarily popular, but hold so many pieces of my heart:
  17. FAVORITE STEVIE NICKS- PENNED SONGS: FAVORITE STEVIE NICKS-PENNED SONGS
    Not very creative, but it is the first.
  18. IF MY DOG HAD AN INSTAGRAM: IF MY DOG HAD AN INSTAGRAM
  19. THINGS I WISH I COULD GO BACK AND TELL MYSELF AT SIXTEEN: THINGS I WISH I COULD GO BACK AND TELL MYSELF AT SIXTEEN.
  20. FAVORITE LINES I'VE READ: FAVORITE LINES I'VE READ
  21. BEST ADVICE I'VE EVER RECEIVED: BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED
  22. 10 THINGS ABOUT DUCHESS: 10 THINGS ABOUT DUCHESS
    This one still breaks my heart, but the kindness and compassion I was shown helped convince me to stay.
  23. TO ME, HAPPINESS IS...: TO ME, HAPPINESS IS…
  24. THAT TIME I TRAVELED FOUR HOURS TO MEET MY FAVORITE AUTHOR: THAT TIME I TRAVELED FOUR HOURS TO MEET ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS
  25. THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE (SO FAR): THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE (SO FAR)
  26. 27 THINGS ABOUT ME ON MY 27TH BIRTHDAY: 27 THINGS ABOUT ME ON MY 27TH BIRTHDAY
  27. ONE CHILDHOOD MEMORY I WOULD GO BACK AND RELIVE: ONE CHILDHOOD MEMORY I WOULD GO BACK AND RELIVE
  28. Ten Glimpses of Life I've Shared With My Mom: Ten Glimpses of Life I've Shared With My Mom
  29. 89 Pieces of Me: 89 Pieces of Me
  30. MY FIVE MOST PRIZED POSSESSIONS: MY FIVE MOST PRIZED POSSESSIONS
  31. (Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go finish tomorrow's trivia list.)