Journal

Make a list – 21 in 2021

Another new year tradition of mine is to make a list of things I would like to do or achieve in the year. This is not a list of resolutions but more a way to track all the exciting, fun things I do during the year.

I reserve the right to edit the list throughout the year, especially if I end up doing something particularly interesting or impressive: I would hate to not be able to tick something like that off my list and there are always things I put on the list that are totally unrealistic!

  1. Finish Austin’s quilt (this is getting desperate now; he is five in February!);
  2. Bake a birthday cake;
  3. Complete the first draft of a piece of writing (novel or short story);
  4. Research ways to publish my writing;
  5. Read Beloved by Toni Morrison;
  6. Go camping;
  7. Celebrate with friends;
  8. Surprise the children with a great holiday;
  9. Have coffee in a coffee shop and write;
  10. Start writing Morning Pages;
  11. Visit a new art gallery;
  12. Go to a local attraction that I haven’t visited before;
  13. Explore a new place;
  14. Go to the beach with Harper;
  15. Take a course or read a book that will develop my teaching practice;
  16. Read a classic novel that I have never read before;
  17. Learn to play something new on the piano;
  18. Refurbish my classroom (if I ever get it back);
  19. Take Harper on a walk in the country;
  20. Eat out at a restaurant with Rich;
  21. Choose a word of the year; First one already done!