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  1. Great progress, Christie! My husband and I have just started talking about traveling again. We won’t be going anywhere before there is a vaccine and it has been widely given, but at least we can see a (fingers crossed) end to this. I hope you write about the Effective and Authentic Communication class. That sounds really interesting!

    • Thank you Janis. I am really hoping that the vaccine is the light at the end of this particular tunnel and that travel will be a possibility in the not-too-distant future. We may have to postpone our Alaska trip one more year, since we want to go in the summer. I’m sure Mom understands. I just finished the Robin Roberts’ MasterClass. It was a good one. I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh, I love the 60 before 60 idea. My hairdresser did 50 before 50 and I thought that was so inspiring. I hope you publish your list! I know what you mean about not wanting to schedule travel. It is hard to make definite plans right now.

    • Thanks Laurie. The 60 new things have certainly been different than they would have been pre-COVID, but I’m trying new foods and new music–things like that. Hopefully, before the end of my 59th year, I will be able to visit new places and try new activities outside of the home. I will share my lists as they evolve in future posts. Thanks for the encouragement. I hope you and yours have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

    • Hello Donna. Yes, of course, any period of time can be designated for a list of things you want to try or to accomplish. 60 before 60 happened to be where I landed. COVID is certainly influencing what that list looks like. I may have to create another challenge for myself after I turn 60. Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Hi Christie – well done on making a start on your 60 by 60 list – I’m looking forward to your update post when the time comes. I think having something special associated with changing decades makes the transition much nicer. I’ve just put a deposit on my 60th birthday challenge – and when it arrives I’ll be posting about whether it lives up to my hopes and expectations! It’s certainly making the thought of being 60 much more enjoyable!

    • Ooh, you’ve intrigued me Leanne. I’m looking forward to hearing about your 60th birthday challenge. I will start posting my 60 before 60 lists in place of the seasonal bucket lists I’ve been doing…so December 21 will be the first update. I’ve kind of hyped it up, so I hope people won’t be disappointed. 😊

  4. I love your 60 before 60…. and the 60’s in it! I actually had a 20 fo 2020 list… I need to check out how well I did on that, given the pandemic! And see if there is something still to salvage and do in December. I just started a Holiday List, taking into account the challenges this year. Quite a few of our “normal” holiday things will not happen, so I wanted to craft a list with thing that could…find an on-line concert, etc. It’s still Autumn for most of the Holiday season… so I guess I’m expanding my autumn list!

    • Hello Pat! The pandemic has certainly changed the things that I’m doing toward my list. When it comes to trying new things, I’ve gone a little smaller, closer to home, but it’s still been fun. Hopefully, towards the end of my 59th year, I’ll be able to expand some. I’m working through the mourning of the holiday traditions that will be lost to this year and starting to think about how I can make them enjoyable under these unique circumstances. Sounds like we are on a similar wavelength there. I hope you and yours have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

  5. So proud, most of all, on your progress of the 60 things. Especially the progress on 60 acts of kindness. You have made more than 16 smiles already. What a great thing.

    I am sure you will get something delicious baked to share with the neighbors. I am making a new dump cake recipe this week. If it turns out tasty, I will share. It sounds very easy. You could take it and some ice cream!!

    Hope you can begin to make plans for your Alaska trip. I keep thinking come 01.01.2021, life will return to normal and Covid will be a bad dream of the past. Will probably be disappointed but with the vaccine on the horizon, maybe by spring?

    Thank you for joining me.

    • Thank you for the kind words Leslie. I look forward to hearing about the dump cake recipe and if you like it. It’s turning cool here–the perfect baking weather.

      Wouldn’t that be lovely if we woke up on January 1, and the Universe said, “Lesson learned and over.” In reality, I am sure you are right, it will be later in the year before we get close to that. I do hope we start to see real progress to give us all the encouragement we need to carry on.

      Thank you for hosting these bucket list updates!

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