A few weeks ago I mentioned that I would be creating a 21 in 2021 list. I’ve hemmed and hawed over it, adding different things and removing others. But really, we’re deep into January and it’s time to just commit already. I can’t think of a better way to set it in stone than to share it with you all.
21 in 2021
- Run for selectman again
- Renew passports
- Deal with the big bag of socks
- Get an estimate for the dining room floor
- Learn to knit brioche
- Learn to knit intarsia
- Complete 2 create writing prompts each month
- Celebrate the 8 Sabbats
- Learn about crystals
- Complete my Peloton Century Ride
- Learn to make stuffed artichokes for Jessica
- Learn to make Italian meatballs
- Take a virtual cooking class
- Bake with Jackie
- Keep Mama Cass alive & bake sourdough bread regularly
- Plant flower and vegetable beds
- Watch a movie outside
- Do two puzzles
- Learn one new skill, ideally something to do outside
- Do all 12 OLW Prompts
- Get all the golden tools in Animal Crossings
Some of that is big stuff, some of it is silly stuff, and some of it is pretty low hanging fruit. I’ve actually already started #1 and #14, and #13 is scheduled for this coming Sunday. I’ve tried to list things that are seasonal, things that will take all year, things that will make me happy, and things that will challenge me. There are things for the house, things for other people, and things for self-improvement. It’s missing things I’d normally include like travel and trying new restaurants because, well, we just don’t know yet if those things will be possible or not.
Finally, I consider this list to be a dynamic document and I reserve the right to add, drop, refine, and edit any time I please.
How’s that for a disclaimer?
That is a great list! Since you’re the boss of your own list, you absolutely get the right to add, drop, refine, and edit. I’m especially impressed with #5, and #14 is a joy!
I think this looks like an excellent list with a mix of activities! And I fully support your disclaimer — the goal is to have things that bring you joy or a sense of accomplishment, so you should totally change them if you need or want to!
What a great list, Carole! I’m especially proud of you for #10 (but you already know that) — and for including it on your list in the first place. And your attitude about the list — creating a well-rounded list that is flexible and not carved in stone — is just perfect! Here’s to a great year filled with happy, challenging (in a good way) things! XO
This is a great list! Fun things to learn, do, and strive for! (that golden tool one… oh boy, that will be a challenge!)
An interesting list, and since it’s your list, so with it what you will! I am working on a list and struggling with putting fun things on it since I have so much to do around here that is necessary. But I am determined to add some fun and instructive items. Thanks for sharing your list, Carole.
Great list and wonderful disclaimer. I am taking a virtual cooking class this week!
hmmmm maybe I need to re-look at this myself…. there were so many things on my 2020 list that I couldn’t do because of the current state of the world that I got discouraged. I will put my 2020 list back on the to-do list, and that will be my #1, only 20 more to go. 🙂
Your disclaimer is my favorite thing about this list!! 🙂
I can’t wait to hear about your cooking class! I hope you all enjoy it.
Love the mix of stuff on your list – and curious about #8 – what are Sabbats? These lists are great fodder for the blog and my special favorite is Friday baking with Jackie!
Mary K. in Rockport says
Meatballs are EASY. Google the Panera recipe!
Brioche can be fun. I knit a few things. I will admit I’m about to rip out the 2nd start of my Plumpy which has brioche because I just have no desire to work on something I have to pay so much attention to right now. I’ve found an easier project for the yarn because I want to knit with it now. Love the baking with Jackie. I have to plan a day for my little great niece to come over and bake. We haven’t done it since summer but her birthday is coming and I’m sure they are busy planning all that. I will be patient and wait.
Christi in MA says
if you want a “local-ish” friend to high five you during your century ride, let me know when you take that ride and I’ll join you!
I really love the whole platform and it’s been such a positive for my physical and mental state.