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.
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.
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.
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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!
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!