My bucket list for 2013, inspired by Leonie’s Dawson’s planner. (More description later.) I should probably mention that my big challenge for 2013 is to write half a million words, which equates to just about 2K every weekday, which I’m on track for at the time of this writing. (1/10/13) It’s a stretch, but an achievable one, and since my day job *is* writing right now, it hits a whole lot of arenas. More on that later.
p.s. Some of this is in shorthand since it’s still under-wraps. Other things are kept private. For the record.
- Edit book 1
- release book 1
- write book 2
- edit book 2
- release book 2 (sense a theme?)
- Release the AT class. (half done as of 1/10)
- 500 cumulative miles biking
- habit: 6 glasses of water daily
- collaborate with mikah on the SG project
- quit smoking (aiming for March)
- PM class creation
- Have a kick ass garden. (needs parameters)
- create A & S Sp class.
- FJ release!
contrib to two issues of (local)
- finish tokitaes
- finish at least 2 pr of socks (using up the yarn)
- make home-grown blackberry jam (homegrown is optional, depending on bushes I planted. :>)
draw at least 15 minutes a day for at least thirty days(done)
- release xxx class
try growing mushrooms
- make some farm goat-milk soap
- buy a wheel. (I miss spinning.)
- do an audio entry somewhere
- make a stop-motion trailer/bumper for video
- do a xxx
- do a xxxseries
- do a xxxseries
- finish/revamp the xxx series
- release all the x’s
- ask X about daily routines
- habit: sleep schedule. Have one.
learn about road bikes buy one.
- find/procure a sewing machine and learn to use it.
- make two photo books of instagrams/dailies
- CAMP. At least once. I need me some tent time.
- make egg noodles
- look into home brewing.
- make a quilt top
read 12 books
- buy a grill
- make 5 gnomes
- place the gnomes
watch 20 TED talks(done)
- go asparagus hunting
- do something with Let Your Life Speak
clean off external HDs(DONE. Holy crap that was a big job.) learn to build a fire read the FSs grow chives(planted)
- make chive-blossom vinegar
- visit the (local) museum
- visit the (slightly less local) museum
carve the rest of 100 stamps(done! Including a full alphabet set.)
- bind 20 books (3 down)
- send 5 bits of mail art
- collaborate on one kit
- visit 5 new antiques stores nearby
- knit 50 hexies
- use up at least 20 skeins of yarn (must. eliminate. stash.)
- finish the granny ripple
- finish the days of the week towels.
- do NaNo in November again
do Camp Nano in March
- participate in a Buy Nothing month
- go to a county fair (bonus points if I enter something)
- collect family recipes (book?)
- make a berry trellis for the blackberries, by hand
- fill up a smashbook
re-read all the Moonlight Chronicles
- go bowling
- shoot a bow
- go thru wardrobe and toss things that are way past the expiration date (there’s a few.)
do something with mg.com change all my p/w for the new year start a separate savings account repaint the big canvas read GoaH work thru one art book (Imaginary Animals, Carla Sonheim)
- roast 10 pounds of coffee.
- get some photos printed for PL13
- take dogs to the dog park
- get J’s bike maintained (so he can ride with me)
- teach a class locally
watch all of NEx again(done)
- alter a book
- make holiday ’13 cards IN ADVANCE.
fold 25 envelopes.
- make 500 hand-printed papers (I’ve got about 60 so far.)
- hike three times
swim in a river
- have a picnic
- press some wildflowers (if the drought doesn’t return…we didn’t have any last year.)
- hold a neighborhood BBQ
- attend a carnival. Funnel cakes are a bonus.
- go to a rodeo.
- see a football game.
make spiced cider.
- make/can some apple butter
- go to a pavillion dance.
Okay, 103. I had a few in the margins that related to the ones on the list, so I added them.
None of these are particularly lifechanging or important…just experiences that would make for a richer memory of 2013. Things that will make life a little more wild and unbound, as well as things that would free up some mental RAM cycles for bigger things.
Maybe 2013 is just a Completion Year. I’m okay with that.
I’m moving this over from FF and realized there’s about half of this that’s changed, been replaced or modified, or that I’m 100% not even interested in doing anymore. Some of these led to brand new experiences that led to brand new things I wanna do much more than what I wrote here in December of last year.
If nothing else, this exercise is giving me lessons in how to think more globally, figuratively speaking, than the weird laser-focus I get on certain aspects of life. This list, in 2014, is going to look much, much different. I’m kind of okay with that.
In the meantime, I’m going to modify this list to match what’s changed on the sheets (which look like a pen exploded all over them, by the way, with all the scratch-outs, cross-offs, and changes.), and start looking ahead to next year’s list.
At the time of this writing, I’ve finished about half the list, with another 25% in progress to some extent, so I’m calling it as being on-target for an Epic Win this year.