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Friday, May 17, 2019


The trip to China involves a lot of lists.

I have a list of documents I have to collect.  Some of those documents need to be certified by the Chinese Embassy. 

I need:
 - a letter of recommendation.
 - my diploma.
 - a criminal background check.
 - a Health certificate.
 - my contract.
 - a copy of my passport.
 - a recent photo within the last six months.

I'm someone who is a stickler for details when it comes to official stuff, so having a list of tasks to accomplish helps me out, at least in this capacity.

In my official instructions, they mostly say "a scan copy of," but my friend... I'll call them Contact, says it has to be the original documents.  I don't know *what* to think.

As a side note, I think I have all of these acquired so I am good to go, so yay me!

But I have other lists too. Lists of things I want to do before I leave the country.

I want to:
 - get all of the used books in our WK book store uploaded into an online database for sale while I am gone.
 - set up the wireshelf that's been sitting in my garage and get my extraneous items onto it so they are off of the floor and out of the way.

 - get all of my magic cards entered into a different database... this is lower on the totem pole because I'm not sure if I'm going to take any magic decks/cards with me.
 - sell my heavy punching bag.  I know I can still use it until I leave, but if I can offload it to someone else, it's one less thing to worry about if it would need to be moved while I was away.
 - get all royalties straight with Writing Knights before I go. The good thing about having a low volume of sales in the press, is this shouldn't be too hard.
 - set up a vendor only catalog on the Writing Knights site to send to various vendors I know or will meet if they want to purchase WK books for a discount to sell at their stores.
There will be more, I'm sure of it, but I'm just making a preliminary list.

And last, but not least, there is a list of people I want to hang out with before I go. I won't go into an exhaustive list, but basically whomever is on my friends list on FB is probably on my hang out list. There are some people whom I know I will probably not get to see and that makes me sad, but I'll persevere. People have their lives.

Lists are probably going to be a theme in this blog. They'll get updated time and again as my needs change, but for now, I'll stop.

Question of the entry: How do you deal with lists? Do you work better with them or without them? Leave a comment!