Another month has flown by, and it’s time to check in 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. I still haven’t run a step, but I did register for a race. If that doesn’t motivate me, nothing will. I chose the Kokopelli 10K at Sand Hollow in Hurricane, Utah. It doesn’t take place until September, so I have some time to pull myself together.
- Focus on the mindfulness aspect of intuitive eating by noting my degree of hunger or fullness before, during, and after eating. I continue to make progress on this goal. I can’t say I always act in accordance with my hunger level, but I am consistently aware. My goal for this final month of winter is to respect that hunger level.
- 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 last 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!) This item had to be postponed when my mother’s health suddenly deteriorated. We have rescheduled for March–still in time for my Winter Bucket List.
Learning & growth
- Practice a new French phrase every day. 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. As this post publishes, we are in Washington City doing an electrical walk-through on the house. It will be a quick trip, so it’s yet to be seen if we get to visit with family or friends. Here’s a peek at the progress that’s been made. (Just look at those beautiful skies!)
I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to this winter. Please share in the comments or link up below!
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?”