Shortlist: July 2014| 2 min read
I hate wishlists. Making a big long list of all the things you want just seems both tedious and selfish for some reason. I get that some people might want to get you gifts for your birthday or Christmas or some random occasion. But by making a wishlist, I feel like I’m saying, “Get me anything as long as it’s on this big long list.”
Instead, I’ve come up with the idea of keeping a personal shortlist. What’s the difference? It’s a list of a few things (I still haven’t decided on a cap, but definitely ten or fewer) I really want. Not just, “Oh this looks nice, add it to the list.” But like, the things I’d like to get for myself if/when I can afford it. If someone really wants to get an awesome gift from my shortlist, I will absolutely love it. Otherwise, they can use that list as inspiration for other things I’d like. Or they can give me something more personal/handmade, and that’s cool.
Right now, it’s at four items. It could grow to five or six, but these are the top things I’m currently in love with but don’t own. :)
You may notice the top two items are decidedly grown-up; Katie and I are now married and living in our own apartment, so I have an excuse to use these smart home gadgets. :D