Well, it appears we have survived winter, and it’s time to give a final report on our Winter Bucket Lists.
Health & fitness
- Choose a 10K to run…perhaps one in Southern Utah, near our home construction site. Once I choose the race and get registered, I will lay out a training schedule. In the meantime, I will work my way back up to 3-mile runs. Mission accomplished…sort of. I registered for the Kokopelli 10K at Sand Hollow in Hurricane, Utah. I have been on one two-mile run, but then vacation happened…and well, you know… Anyway, I will definitely be ready for the race in September.
- Focus on the mindfulness aspect of intuitive eating by noting my degree of hunger or fullness before, during, and after eating. Mission accomplished…again, sort of. This one is a little hard to measure. Can I say I am 100-percent aware all of the time, probably not. Am I much more aware and more likely to act on that awareness? Absolutely.
- Watch the movie The Art of Racing in the Rain. I loved this book soooo much. Now I want to watch the movie. Mission accomplished in the first month.
- Enjoy a beach vacation in Mazatlan. (This one is kind of a freebie, since the trip is already planned and we are leaving shortly after Christmas!) Mission accomplished! Our trip was delayed by my Mother’s passing, but we managed to squeeze it in before the COVID-19 crackdown. Here’s a sampling of photos. I’ll share more in my next Thank You Notes post.
Learning & growth
- Practice a new French phrase every day. Mission accomplished…sort of. (Sorry to have to say that so often.) I have done this most days. I’ve been watching French videos and following several French language Instagram sites.
- Clean up my laptop and see if I can get it running faster. If not, it might be time for a new one. (This item falls under Learning & Growth because it’s related to my blog and I didn’t know where else to put it!) Mission accomplished last month! Unfortunately, I can’t say my computer is much faster. At least I know everything is backed up, and I’ve gotten rid of files I don’t need to carry forward.
- Clean out my mother’s condo with my siblings. Do my best to make it a joyful walk down memory lane with my brother and sisters and take pleasure in passing on the useful items to someone else who can appreciate them as much as Mom did. Mission accomplished last month! You can read about some lessons learned here.
- Make at least one trip to Southern Utah to check on the progress of our new winter home. Visit friends and family while we are there. Mission accomplished last month. Here’s the latest picture of the progress, though.
By my count, I completed four of eight items and made reasonable effort on the other four. Since the goal here is to live with intention and not necessarily to check things off the list, I’m calling this success.
Now we say goodbye to winter and a big hello to spring. This is where I would typically share my Spring Bucket List, but to be perfectly honest, I haven’t given it much thought. Between the loss of our beloved dog, COVID-19, and a 5.7 earthquake, I’m more or less in survival mode and living in the moment. Should I come up with a Spring Bucket List in the next few weeks, I will come back and share it here.
I’d love to hear what you accomplished this winter and what your plans are for spring. If you have a Spring Bucket List, please link it up below; if not, just share a few things in the comments. Happy Spring!
Christie is an author and professional communicator who blogs about life transitions, wellness, mindfulness, and anything else that answers the question “So what? Now what?”