Back in 2019, instead of making a list of resolutions, I made a list of stuff I thought would be fun to do. I even ended up doing
quite a few some of them.
So in 2020 I moved a few of the not done 2019 things to a new and improved list, and added a few more fun ideas, thinking about all sorts of exciting adventures and explorations.
And then covid.
2020 was brutal and I rarely looked at the list, though I did manage to do a couple of the fun things. But at the end of 2020, with the loss of my brother-in-law to covid, and so much overwhelming bad stuff happening, I never even made a 2021 list.
The 2020 list has been on my bulletin board ever since, reminding me that there are still interesting, fun and stupendous things to do, I just needed to figure out how to do them.
Here’s what was on that list, hanging on the bulletin board for the past two years and how it all turned out:
*Camping in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. — DONE the summer of 2021, two separate trips!
*Travel to Florida to meet the baby sheltie boys.–Not done, and they aren’t babies anymore.
*Purchase a set of extension tubes for my camera and explore macro photography. –DONE in 2020
*Make more vegetarian or vegan meals, goal being a least one per week. — Fizzled out
*Take a drawing class. — Not done.
*Spend several weeks in Alabama and invite friends to join me. –Well, I spent a couple weeks in 2021 there, but covid prohibited inviting anyone to come along.
*Walk in at least 3 5K races. — I think I did a total of 2 over the past two years. Both were virtual but fun.
*Improve my night photography skills. — I had an awesome time this past August shooting a meteour shower. I still have lots to learn.
*Spend a week in the Southwest.. –We were there in February of 2020, before we knew about covid.
*Ride my bike on some rails-to-trails around here. — Not done, and I have no idea why not.
*Take Katie camping at least twice this summer. — I tried once, in 2020, but she wasn’t having fun. We are probably limited to camping in the back yard these days.
So. Which of these should I include in my list of stupendous things to do in 2022? Or…should I abandon all of them and come up with some wonderful but wildly different fun stuff to do?
I feel like most of this can be done even in times of covid. But some of it feels stale too.
What would you keep, what would you add? What would you toss?
Inquiring minds (mine) want to know!