Wildacres List

Remember when I spent that horrendous week alone in a cabin in the woods on a writer's retreat? I was flipping through a notebook yesterday and found a list I'd made while there and decided that would be today's blog entry. So without further ado...

The Wildacres "Things I've Learned About Myself" List

  1.  I overeat when nervous (an entire box of Wheat Thins disappeared in my first twenty minutes in the cabin)
  2. I'm a horrible packer (Forgot: Bras, dental floss, shampoo)
  3. I'm not yet ready to run UP a mountain
  4. I'm a bit of a prude. (The cabin had a wall of windows--with no curtains or shades--that faced the wilderness. Someone would have to go to a LOT of effort to scale the mountain in order to stand in front of the windows and see something, but I still felt uncomfortable changing in front of them at night)
  5. I love my life and the people in it
  6. I allow myself to fill my life with distractions - e-mail, radio, TV
  7. I am not a night owl
  8. Even when I have all the time in the world, I still won't cook
  9. I can kill a monster-sized spider all by myself if I have to
  10. I keep a neat and tidy cabin even though I have the option of being a complete slob
  11. I like sleeping with the windows open instead of air-conditioning
  12. I love my husband
  13. Hiking spectacular scenic trails by myself is nowhere near as fun as sharing the experience with someone else
  14. I'm turning into one of those people who starts showing up at hotels with their own pillow
  15. I may be starting to prefer the beach over the mountains
Awe-inspiring, aren't they? Hey--some days even bloggers get blocked for topics. =)