I’ve been known to publish some really great seasonal To-Do Lists. Except this year.
I didn’t do that.
Not for you and not for me.
But I’m ready for one. You see, I have a Protestant work ethic, and am a firm believer in work first, and rest when the work is done. Which, of course, often leaves me desiring, but exhausted and out of time.
Alas, the really hard work of this year is pretty much complete, and I am left with time to rediscover more leisure pursuits. Instead of providing you and I wish a seasonal to-do-list-on-a-time-line of such tomfoolery that we think is Instagram-worthy, such as pumpkin patch visits, applie-pie baking and haunted house touring, I am going to provide you with a list of things that I want to do.
And I hope it inspires you to make a list of your own. Even if you don’t get to it, you’ll be reminded of what it is that makes you happy, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll take a little time for yourself to make your soul smile.
Here’s my list;
1. Successfully complete NaNoWriMo. Yah, I officially registered to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Why not? After all, I want to finish my damn novel, and I work well with a time-line. This may very well should be the only thing on my list, but should’s have no place in my life right now.
2. I want to go back to wander the Guillermo Del Torro exhibit again at the AGO. It was so inspiring; a look at the inner mechanisms of a creative genius. Going back is a desperate attempt to have some of that genius-energy rub off on me.
4. A visit to Hinterland Winery. In my opinion a hidden gem that deserves more of my attention. Here I come Les Etoiles!
5. Chistmas shopping. Yes, you heard it. I want to go Christmas shopping. That’s only because I avoid shopping in December like the plague. It sucks, people’s attitudes suck, and all of that makes me cranky. Make it a December to remember (create some memories with your loved ones – do not spend the month craving valium and flipping people the bird in parking lots).
6. Cross Stitch. Oh yah. I want the luxury of enough time to curl up with a hot cup of tea and a few hours of nothing but some needle and thread.
7. I would also very much like to make my super-duper-Hallowe’en-popcorn. I make it for my colleagues and my kiddo because even though we’re all grown up, on October 31st, we’re all still little kids just waiting for a treat.