2021 Bucket List

 

I like to start each year with some goals for the year – not resolutions as such, but things that I want to work towards throughout the year. I’ve always been goal-oriented and I like to track my progress on different personal challenges throughout the year. 2020 was certainly a year, and one thing it made me realise was that flexibility is key when it comes to the goals I set myself. Also that I need to give myself a fucking break every now and then. Here are the goals I have (loosely) set for the year ahead:
 
Visit Perth (at LEAST once) – Although I probably could have popped home for a visit last year when the border opened, we have tried to be responsible people and limit the amount of time we are spending in large crowds of strangers. We had considered going home for Christmas last year, but then the community outbreak occurred in South Australia and that was off the table. Hopefully this year we will have the opportunity to return home to visit family at least once. This is me manifesting a two week holiday when the cooler weather hits and we can relax down south with the family drinking wine and eating great food.
 
Build a house – We had been considering buying or building a house, and when the additional grants were announced for home builders we decided to make the most of it and just go for it. We have purchased land, signed on with a builder and at this stage are just awaiting council approval before the build begins.
 
Bring back healthy habits – This is in here just to keep me somewhat accountable this year. Here’s the thing – I used to run almost every single day. I would get home from work and immediately go for a run. Even if I had plans on that night I would somehow find a way to fit a run in. Since moving to Adelaide I have really fallen off the wagon with this. We now have an exercise bike at home, so I have something readily available for me to use and this goal is essentially me trying to work those habits back into my daily routine.
 
Limit online time – I’ve come to discover that doom scrolling is such a complete and utter waste of my free time, and I’m trying to limit the time I spend online that has no purpose. This doesn’t mean I’m disappearing offline altogether, it just means I am trying to be more intentional with my time. I have set timer limits on the apps I tend to waste the most amount of time on, and when I get the temptation to scroll mindlessly my goal is to pick up a book instead.

Christmas Bucket List

 

In my life, Christmas officially begins on the day after my birthday. And as my birthday was last Friday, Christmas season has officially started. Each year I like to think of a bucket list of items I want to try and accomplish or enjoy before the new year. It’s a silly little tradition but it does make me think about all the wonderful things I love about this time of year, both big and small.

Here is my Christmas bucket list for 2020:

– Complete a Christmas Season Movie Challenge
– Host a Christmas BBQ with friends
– Plan the work Christmas Party
– Write/post Christmas Cards
– Pick a wrapping paper theme
– Look at the Christmas light displays
– Have a Christmas baking day
– Eat cheese pizza & watch Home Alone
– Buy a new tree ornament

Spring/Summer Bucket List 2020

 

My least favourite time of year is upon us, and as the heat is starting to creep in I am beginning to think of activities I want to do to make hot weather season more enjoyable for me. I know most people prefer this time of year, but I am all about the cold weather so summer is a struggle for me. Here is what I’m hoping to do this Spring/Summer season:
 
– Complete my October Spooky Movie Challenge
– Add five new vegetarian recipes to our meal plan rotation
– Bake a honeybun cake
– Find a walking trail near our new home
– Write a Christmas themed bucket list
– Finish my painting (that I started back when Covid self-isolation became a thing)
– Have fish and chips at the beach and watch the sunset
 
Granted, this is a short list, but life is slightly different now and things can change at any moment so I’m trying to make this an achievable list full of things that I will enjoy doing and will be able to make time to do. Here’s hoping I can achieve them all. Wish me luck!

Autumn/Winter Bucket List

 

My favourite time of year is finally here. We survived another Summer and the cooler weather is starting to creep in at last. I like to write a little bucket list for each season so I can remember to make the effort to do the things I love. There will be a few things on this list that I might not have a chance to do this year because of social isolation and everything that is going on in the world right now, but if the opportunity presents itself I will definitely be making the effort to get out there and get involved. My bucket list for this year –

– Make Sunday Roasts a thing (I have been trying to do this for years)
– Take a week off work to relax
– Buy a new winter coat
– Pick up a new Autumn/Winter nail shade
– Host a dinner party
– Watch some spooky movies
– Perfect making a Massaman curry (from scratch)
– Find an amazing hydrating facial serum

Autumn/Winter Bucket List

 

We are deep into the Autumn/Winter season and I am thriving. I’m a little late with this, but here is my bucket list of things I want to do this season to fully make the most of the cold weather –

– Participate in a readathon
– Learn how to make a great curry from scratch
– Make Sunday Roasts a thing
– Spend a weekend away in the country
– Make pumpkin soup
– Buy a new winter coat
– Pick up a new Autumn/Winter nail shade
– Go for a walk along the coast
– Spent weekend mornings in bed reading