It’s that time again…time for the reveal of another season’s bucket list. Gathering with some of my favorite blogging buddies to share our 2018 Winter Bucket Lists. I took a different approach in creating my list this time around. Instead of listing very specific details, decided to make the 15 activities on this winter bucket list a little broader. A little less defined. Since beginning this series with my 2016 Autumn Bucket List, I’ve learned a few things. Recently I have come to realize that I can get more caught up in making sure an activity happens rather than actually enjoying myself when it does. Hoping this 2018 winter bucket list relieves the self-imposed anxiety I am feeling over trying to accomplish everything. Want to make sure I remember that the point of these exercises is to live life more consciously. And to pack some new experiences in with the everyday routines.
That being said, let’s see what I’ve planned to enjoy this winter.
2018 Winter Bucket List
That’s fifteen, count ’em, 15 experiences. Here’s the break down.
- Make Grandma Rosebrough’s cinnamon and orange rolls – continue the tradition and my girls love them.
- Clean house from top to bottom to include purging closet – carried over from my autumn bucket list; time to part with some clothes.
- Transfer our homemade peach wine into bottles to continue ferment – PC and I started this project in the summer with peaches from our yard.
A Family Affair
- Take a picture with all the girls – will be with Brennyn and Lauren, Cady and Lucia early in January. We have to get a good photo!
- Plan a special weekend with PC – he leaves for Germany again in early March; want to plan a get-away before he goes.
- Skype with Cady and Lucia – want to read with my girls and just participate more albeit long distance in their day-to-day lives.
Crafty Like a Fox
- Become more confident with my camera – for fashion posts out in the real world as well as general picture-taking.
- Continue work on my craft projects – continue work on my mosaic and cross-stitch projects, scrapbook with my sister.
- Attend a craft class – maybe another painting class at Hobby Lobby or Wood and Wine at I Painted That!
Beauty and the Beast
- Try five new Weight Watchers recipes; track points M-F – make M-F my diet days, try new Weight Watchers “Freestyle” recipes.
- Get back to lifting weights 4x a week…keep track – get back into a gym routine with weights, running and hydro-massage.
- Continue with Miracle Morning, read Finding Your Balance – begin my days with Miracle Morning: SAVERS silence/affirmations/visualization/exercise/reading/scribing.
Writing on the Wall
- Add two new lessons to TpT store – add products to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and boost sales.
- Create a blogging schedule, put it in my agenda and write my blog – Open my new agenda, fill it in and follow it in order to create a real blogging routine.
- Write my mom a letter with pictures several times a month – in addition to calling mom more often, I want to write her more often and include pictures from our lives.
You might have noticed I didn’t add any philanthropic endeavors. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop trying to do nice things, paying it forward, thinking of others. But rather than doing those things because my bucket list says I should, this winter I want to just do them, naturally, instinctively, impulsively.
Do you kind of see how my list this time is a little more general? Kinda? Really want to return my focus to enjoying these activities rather than just doing them because I said I would here. Hoping by making them less confining, it will be easier to do that.
What’s on your agenda for the hibernation season? Won’t you share any special plans or projects in a comment below. And if you have a winter bucket list post to share, please link-up with us.
Had planned to share my Mini Christmas Bucket List update and a final progress report on my Autumn Bucket List with this post but have decided to keep this short and sweet. Which means you will just have to come back again to see how I wound things up on those lists. Promise you will?
Thank you for coming by. Stay warm this weekend as we approach the big day!
Hugs and kisses,