Bucket List: Social Distancing and Lock Down Style

I’m a very list-y person. At this point, I have lists for my lists. I’m currently reading 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon (FAKE DATING TROPE!!!) and one of the main characters creates a to-do list every single day regardless of if it’s a holiday or not. I don’t really want to dive into his reasons as to why he creates so many lists, but I’m just saying hashtag relatable.

Anyway, there’s a point to this — I swear. There’s a particular list I constantly write & update — and yes, friends, that would be a bucket list. I have a lot of goals & a lot of dreams, and those things are constantly changing for me.

With COVID-19 rearing its ugly head, a lot of bucket list items are placed on hold until further notice — ya girl isn’t going to be traveling anytime soon nor do I want to go near anyone (6 feet!!) . So, why not create a new list of things I can try to accomplish during this time?

Since I tend to overwhelm myself, I’m keeping this list to only ten items.

Bucket List

1. Go Hiking and Fishing: This is something that I’ve recently shared wanting to do over on Twitter & the amount of response I got urging me to go for it was amazing and made me want to do it that much more.

I’ve never been huge into going out into nature; the closest I get is reading in a hammock and tending to my garden. I absolutely hate being hot and so 99% of my time is spent in front of an air conditioner. With that being said, I still appreciate nature and would just love to get out more.

2. Put my voice somewhere: This one might be a bit weird, but I have an explanation and a backstory. When I was a child, I was unable to pronounce my S’s & R’s. I took a speech therapy class & was picked on quite a bit because certain words came out… bad. Fast forward to now, I have a handle on S’s & R’s, but am super insecure. Thanks, childhood bullies!

My goal here is to talk on a podcast or film a YouTube video — just anything to break me out of my comfort zone and hopefully build some confidence.

3. Write the first draft or write a short story & let someone actually read it: Yes, I’m giving myself options with this one. I love writing; as much as I don’t do it, it’s still one of my favorite things. The idea of just not being good enough & constantly having to perfect things while I write really deters from me actually getting something done. This year, pals, I’m going to do it and that’s that on that.

Photo by Sarah Dorweiler on Unsplash

4. 100 Days of Nature: Thanks to my falling back into a SkillShare rabbit hole, I’ve rediscovered #THE100DAYPROJECT! For those who do not know what the project entails, it’s choosing one thing to do every single day. I originally wanted to stick to one medium, but decided instead, to take a theme and run with it. My theme is nature, and I already have a list of ideas ranging from writing to clay-sculpting to photography.

And for those curious about SkillShare, it’s absolutely phenomenal & worth checking out for all kinds of creative & productive classes. And by using my referral link, you’ll receive a free two-month trial!

5. Learn a full song on Ukulele: I got a Uke awhile back and started learning the basics (– chords, fingering, etc. which was pretty easy to pick up on, as I have taken a guitar class). Unfortunately, it didn’t last long & my sweet child has been collecting dust. My goal for this list is to learn one entire song.

6. Continue kickboxing: As much as I love kickboxing, it’s something that I constantly put on the back burner. But, with 2020 making me really angry — an emotion I barely felt prior to this dumpster fire of a year — I realized that I need to channel it somewhere.

In order to track this goal and be able to check it off in the end, I’m planning on doing 2 to 3 days a week for at least a month. It takes 21 days to form a habit, so if I can continuously kickbox during this time period, it’ll hopefully stick long after the month is over.

7. Open up cross-stitching commissions: At any point, I’m willing to do this — however, I am trying to get current projects completed first! Cross-stitching takes so long, but I absolutely love seeing the project once it’s completed!

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8. Learn to read tarot cards: I’ve had tarot cards collecting dust in my room for years. Learning has always been an interest to me and I really don’t understand why I’ve pushed it off for so long.

9. Finish my Animal Crossing island: I said what I said. I can’t be the only one who doesn’t even come close to completing their island & yet, still decides to wipe it out before getting that satisfying finished feeling.

10. Run, Yoga, Dance, Fitness! This, I suppose, goes along with kickboxing. Basically, I just want to be more active. I’ve gained a bit of weight and can just tell how out of shape I truly am. Plus, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be healthy.

That’s it for my social-distancing bucket list! Are you interested in any of the things I mentioned? What would be on your bucket list?! Let me know everything in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Bucket List: Social Distancing and Lock Down Style

  1. yep.. except reading more and exercising, all of what I wanted to change involve going out and people. So 2020 kind of really fucked me over, there XD

    Oooh I loved fishing! We haven’t done it since we moved though, as there’s no sea NOR mackrels over here 🙃 When I was younger, around mid-august, myself and dad just loved fishing on the wharf.

    Talking of tarot readings.. i’d love to be able to aswell! I’ve got some old ones my godmother let me have, and since the MC in “The death of Mrs Westaway” did that for a living, it started interesting me even more!

    also *aherm*… talking about that NH island.. i’m still stuck at 3stars 🤦🏽‍♀️ idk what I have to DO for isabelle to finally move on from there rofl

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    • Ugh, yes. I’ve been wanting so badly to be more social & go out more, but.. that’s not happening, haha.

      I can’t wait to try out fishing! It sounds like some a Chill time!

      Ohmygosh, if you do end up getting into Tarot reading please tell me all about it! I wanna learn everything I possibly can.

      Getting past 3-stars is such a pain! One thing I did, was put a lot of fencing up & decorated all of the villagers’ yards! I also have A LOT of flowers.

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      • I have so many flowers I have no idea what to do with them, and it kinda bothers me 🤣 while I would love to decorate villager’s yard I just.. i have no idea how to place them or what to do for now xd my brain isn’t yet grasping how you can put ANYTHING you want outside now 🙃

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      • I have SO MANY MUMS!! They’re my native and I hate them xD im keeping the pinks, purples and green ones I bred but 🤦🏽‍♀️ i put them in chuncks and idk where to place them anymore .. so theyre just, there 😂

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      • YES, mums my native & my least favorite (besides windflowers). I use mums mainly for like nature-y, weed-y look like in my campsite. But the rest had to go, lmao.

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  2. I love this!! I hope you’re able to accomplish each of these things! I need to get back into yoga badly… I was doing it Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays when we first went into lockdown in March. But of course, things got busy with work, so I started just working through lunch…

    I hope you find a podcast to join soon! That sounds SO fun!

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    • Thank you so much, Erica! And SAME, I didn’t have a steady Yoga schedule, but I was getting more into it during lockdown & then out of nowhere I just kinda fell off. Creating habits & being able to do things when life is coming at you in all directions can be rough.

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  3. Good luck, dear! I think this is a really lovely list. ♥ My big goal right now is to get back into some sort of routine that makes me MOVE — it doesn’t even have to be dedicated “exercise”, even if I just get back into stretching and doing some light yoga everyday. That, and to spend less time on the internet. 😂

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    • Thank you!

      But YES. I spend so much time just sitting, lmao. I want to be more active in any way possible! I wish you luck with your goals, I know you got this! ♥


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