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52 Lists // Week 1


Welcome to a new series on my blog!  I've always been a bit of a list addict.  I feel a million times more peaceful and content with myself when I've got a few lists going, from what I need to do today to my favorite r&b songs from 2002.  I love lists!  So I thought it would be fun to start a series on my blog for 2013 that focuses on List making, lists for fun, lists for self discovery, you name it.  And it's all about participation!  Each week I'll have a new list prompt for you to download.  I think it could be really fun to print out a page each week, collect them through the year and then bind them together at the end of the year as a little memento of 2013.


So this week, the list prompt is List the Words That Touch Your Soul.  This list prompt was taken from the book List Yourself.  I really liked this as our first list because it starts us off on a positive and reflective note as we begin our list making journey.  It was fun for me to read through the words I wrote down, reflecting on why those words are important to me.  It seems the words that I am most drawn to are more about my singular world and personal experiences.  Maybe because I am an eldest child or because I feel like I grew up and took care of myself at a young age, maybe because I am such an introvert, I don't find a lot of need in others to find my happiness and contentment.  I prefer a LOT of alone time, a few very close relationships, a lot of time to reflect and meditate on my experiences and thoughts, and a lot of quiet time.  I think a lot of the elements that make up who I am ended up in the list along with words that help challenge me to get outside of myself.


Please feel free to download a PDF of Week 1 of 52 Lists above.  You can print out the page and get to work jotting down the words that touch your soul, inspire you, and remind you of who you are.  And feel free to post your lists on your blog, linking back to my blog.  I'd love to follow along with your year of list making too!  Feel freel to leave a link to your lists in the comments so I can check them out or link up your post below.   Each week when I post about 52 Lists, you can come back to the post and link up your own post so that we can all explore each others lists.  You are not required, it's just a fun way to check out each other's lists.

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    1. Yay! So glad you do :) If you do end up posting about it on your blog, be sure to come back to this post and link up your post with all the other folks who have linked up their posts at the bottom of this page!

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  2. This is amazing, thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Aw thanks! I hope you can join in! If you do end up posting about it on your blog, be sure to come back and add your link to the group at the bottom of this post!

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  3. I'm such a list maker too. This is such a great idea!

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    1. Oh man, me too. I LOVE lists, making goals, and just tallying up anything :) If you post about it on your blog, let me know so I can link up your post to the groups posts!

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    1. I love YOU sister! You should join in the list making on your blerg too!
      xo Moorea

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  5. I love this idea! Can't wait to get started on my first list :)

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    1. Woohoo! let me know if you post about it on your blog. I'm trying to link up everyone who is participating to each weeks posts so we can all visit each others lists and blogs! :)

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  6. Oh wow. I love this! I adore lists - making them is one of my favorite things to do.

    I have been an off and on reader of your blog for awhile and now I am really looking forward to following along ALL the time. I am super excited to do this! So glad to be here :)

    Also, you have the loveliest name!

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    1. Aw you are so very sweet. Thank you! It helps that I picked my own name when I was 9, though I don't know if I'd trust my future nine year old/s with choosing their own name! haha.

      And I'm excited to following along with your lists too! I'm trying to link up everyone's 52 lists post on the corresponding lists on my blog :)

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  7. This is a really wonderful idea. Jesse and I will definitely be filling this out and sharing. You share a lot of wonderful and beautiful things, thanks for making the internet a fulfilling place for me to visit!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited to follow along as you guys participate!

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  8. I like my lists short and fast :)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tk-JEuazBdNv3yMVprqCt8ux-ufHH-hVYigRXQ9kKPI/edit?pli=1

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  9. I'm excited for this. A fresh perspective on 2013 and endless possibilities!

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    1. Hooray! I'm excited for a fresh start to 2013 too :) I love creating new goals!

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  10. So excited! Such a great idea.

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    1. Yay! Be sure to let me know if you post your own list on your blog. I'm trying to link up everyones posts on my own post each week so we can each check out each others blogs and lists!

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  11. Love this idea! And - I totally am smitten with your hand writing.

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    1. Aw thank you! My handwriting is all over the place. Sometimes it is really clean and organized and sometimes it is chicken scratch. This is an example of somewhere in the middle :)
      Let me know if you post a list on your blog so I can link it up in my post! I'm excited for everyone to explore each others lists and blogs!

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  12. Oh, I love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm looking forward to this. x


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Let me know if you participate and post your list on your blog. I'd love to link up to it in my post so we can all check out each others posts! <3

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  13. Moorea! I love this idea. I think I am going to start. What day will you be posting the list? Every Tuesday?

    Rae

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    1. I already responded in an email, but ALSO I wanted to say that I'll be linking up everyones lists on their blogs in each of my corresponding posts so we can all check out each others lists! i think it will be so fun :) And yep, every tuesday the lists will go live and you can come back and link up your own list from your blog to each post on my blog!
      xo Moorea

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  14. We shared our list here!

    http://www.foreandaft.co/2013/01/52listsweek1.html

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  15. beautiful idea, moorea! i am a list girl myself. i love this project because it's all positive. lists need not consist exclusively of stressful to-do's! brava, girl.

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    1. Amen sista! I love lists for being productive. But I also love them as just fun exercises of positivity. I think this should be a really fun project to participate in! Let me know if you post a list on your blog so I can link it up in my post!
      xo Moorea

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  16. Here's mine!!! http://lariatsandlavender.blogspot.com/2013/01/52-lists-with-moorea-seal.html

    I love this series, Moorea! You rock!!!

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    1. Thank you!!! <3 I am having SO much fun participating and meeting all of the other bloggers linking up. You've hit the list making jackpot, lady. ;) Jen's even thinking of joining in, if she does, I'll link up her post as well!

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    1. Yay! Let me know when you have posted your list so I can link it to my post! That way we can all visit each others posts which I think will be really fun :)

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    2. I'm back! :) Here it is

      http://pulpsushi.typepad.com/index/2013/01/52-lists-week-one.html

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    3. Just noticed you added the Linky Tools feature so I went ahead and added my link. :)

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  18. feel the same way about lists though I'm not always successful getting them out of this noggin (which needs to happen).

    I think I'll mosey down to the office and print this off later.
    thanks sweet you. x

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    1. Awesome! Go for it :) You can always just write up your list on your blog or in a document on your computer. I love having a prompt to get lists out of my head. It gets messing in there! :) Feel free to let me know if you have posted it online so I can link to it in my post!

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  19. I love this list! I'm a list freak as well they keep me from going insane :)

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    http://www.facebook.com/InspirationLush

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    1. Awesome :) I'm a list-aholic too! Let me know if you end up participating in 52 lists and I'll link to your post in my post!
      xo Moorea

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  20. This is such a great idea! I am down!!!

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    1. Woo hoo! Feel free to leave a link to your post in a comment and I will link it up in my post so we can all check out each others posts!

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  21. I joined the party! http://undeci.de/2013/01/52-lists-week-one/

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    1. Yay! i've linked your post at the bottom of my post!

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  22. Oh Moorea this is such a wonderful idea!! I'm a list-aholic myself :) cannot wait to start this!!

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  23. http://bytheprimroses.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/words.html This is mine! I've literally just started my blog, but I'm studying jewellery design and silversmithing, so I'm hoping that will help me along! love your idea of lists, thank you for your inspiration. :)

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    1. Its so awesome you are studying jewelry design in school. I admire you! So wish I had done that while I was in art school!

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  24. These lists just became my 2013 resolution.

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    1. Woohoo! Me too :) It's hard for me to follow through on big plans sometimes so this is my goal for 2013, creating lists that encourage and inspire!

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  25. Hi Moorea! I saw this idea on my friend Shar's blog and I totally am in love with it. I'm looking for ways to feel more peaceful lately and so I'm going to join in with you on your 52 Weeks project. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Following you now :)
    http://www.nuggetonabudget.com

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    1. Yay! Let me know if you post about your list and I'll add it to the list of folks participating!

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  26. I just love this! I'm joining in a little late! Just printed my list and very recently started a new blog, so this will work well for me! Thank you for sharing and I look forward to following along. I will be blogging and sharing soon!

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    1. Posted my list today! Gypsy Crossings is my blog! :)

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  27. I can't tell you how much I love this! I have always had a thing for making lists, there is something so calming about just writing all sorts of things/thought down without having to articulate them into sentences and paragraphs. However, I find when I get stressed out (like right now..hello exams!) I find it difficult to write lists of anything but tasks, which can add to feeling overwhelmed if that's all you write. These prompts are such a great way to expand a familiar exercise in a positive new way!
    I'll start now, and join in the link up next week!
    Rachx

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    1. TOTALLY. I need lists to survive everyday. I have a million tasks and projects all the time so I need to stay organized. But sometimes I look at my lists and just feel so overwhelmed. So creating lists that inspire and comfort and make me happy are a new necessity in my life to stay sane haha :) Feel free to join the link up anytime!
      xo Moorea

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  28. This is great, i shouldn't do this since i'm doing lots of project but i'm in! i'm writing my list right now :)

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    1. Sometimes it helps me to relax and to focus on my projects when I take a moment to do something just free of stress, calming, and fun like filling out lists like these. It gets jumbled ideas out of my head so I can focus on the important projects ahead. Good luck!

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  29. I couldn't fit all of my words on one page! This was so motivating! I can look at my list if I'm having a rough day and feel calm and inspired. When is the next list?

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    1. YAY! My list got pretty big too! It makes me feel so great knowing I have so many ways to feel comforted and calm. Come back on Tuesdays every week to see the newest list prompt!
      xo Moorea

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  30. Oh gosh how could I miss this? Just saw it today. Need to catch up right away. So lovely idea :)

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    1. You are welcome to join in anytime! Have fun with it :)

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  31. I love this idea! I think I´m gonna try it! :)

    http://marilovescupcakes.blogspot.com.ar

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    1. Yay! join in! I look forward to seeing your list :)

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  32. You are copying lists from someone's book? I'm sure the author's will LOVE THAT! :(

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  33. the download link, doesnt seem to be working... :(

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  34. Moorea,

    Ali Edwards sent me your way, and I LOVE your year of lists idea. I have to say I am not that good at creating lists, although I do them when absolutely necessary! However, my mom, 90 years old and going strong, has always been a list maker. In fact, I've saved many of my favorites of hers for inclusion in an album someday. Thanks for creating this neat way to journal and take a look at myself and my life during the upcoming year.

    Nadine

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  35. Coming in a little late but am attempting to catch up on all the lists so that I'm starting fresh with you on Tuesday. Thanks for this idea. Bought a fabulous journal to get started. Can't wait!

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  36. I'm a late comer, but thin this is so awesome!! I am starting now from week 1.

    http://loveshappyhour.blogspot.com/2013/02/52-lists-week-1.html

    Thanks so much for letting me play along!!

    Love your blog btw!!

    Cheers!
    ♥Kelli

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  37. Sorry for the typo!! LISTS, not lusts, Hahaha! Just linked up with week one. Cannot wait to get all this going! :) Thanks for the super fun link up!

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  38. I just found this and I am so excited to start this link up. I have always wanted something like it to do!

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  39. A little late to the game, but I finally got my first list up! Can't wait to get caught up! Hopefully you guys can check it out. Have a great day!

    xo
    Sarah

    http://excitinglittlethings.blogspot.com

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  40. I am a little late to the party as well but happy to be participating! Enjoy! (What a cool idea btw!)

    http://sara-allen.squarespace.com/blog/2013/3/21/52-lists-words-that-touch-your-soul

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  41. I'm completely in love with this idea. Instead of writing them and binding them I am featuring them weekly on my blog. I've credited you for the original idea below the list!

    Laura xo
    http://www.whatlauradid.com/2013/04/52-lists-words-that-touch-my-soul.html

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  42. I super love the lists you posted. Thanks!

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  43. Wonderful post, great lists. checkout my latest post at
    http://definingwords.blogspot.com/2013/04/mentorship-program.html

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  44. I love this! Just added my entry in (I love that linky tool thing haha!). I was having a bad day today and thinking about words I like helped take my mind off things for awhile! Thank you :)

    Aishling.
    sempresorres.blogspot.ie

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  45. Here is my first week for the last 22 weeks. love this idea Moorea.

    http://sandralynnbrower.blogspot.com/2013/08/sincerity-truth-not-fact-imagination.html

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