This whole Stay-At-Home Quarancation experience is an interesting psychological experiment. In the beginning, it was kind of fun. I get an extra week of Spring Break? Cool! But after that first week, the sun went away and reality set in. We weren’t going back to work anytime soon, nor could we even go to the beach or wander around Target. The days were running into … Continue reading #30 – Buy a hot tub. Check.
March 2020 was crazy, right? Like the kind of history you’ll tell kids about when you’re 82, and everyone will pretty much consider life B.C. (before Corona) and A.C. (after Corona). I was really struggling a few weeks ago when our spring break plans to Paris were thwarted, and then we couldn’t drive two hours to the Oregon coast, and then I couldn’t even drink … Continue reading How I spent March 2020
Right away, I will acknowledge that this whole coronavirus situation has major effects, locally and globally, and my current situation is relegated to the official category of First World Problems. Next week we were supposed to be strolling the streets of Paris, tasting all the foods and seeing all the sites. Next month I was supposed to be in Vegas, worshipping Lady Gaga and donning … Continue reading My *new* 2020 Bucket List
Two months have gone by since I published my bucket list and while I’ve even accomplished one of the things on the list, I haven’t exactly been in the mood to blog about fun and exciting things since my dad passed away in January. Since my blog is about sharing information (be it visiting bone chapels in Europe or how to build a survival kit), I … Continue reading About that Alzheimer’s…
Inevitably, this is always the most challenging post to publish every year because suddenly I’ve given myself a huge, new to-do list. But I once read that if you check off 20 goals every year, you’ll have 200 in ten years. I can’t say I’ve checked off that many every year, but for the last eight years, I’ve done a pretty good job and can … Continue reading My 2020 Bucket List
Before moving onto the next decade, I always like to do an annual wrap up of the highlights and lessons learned from the year. Five Bucket List Highlights of 2019 1. Once again, I surrounded myself with the decorative bones of the dead, this time in Rome at the Capuchin Crypt. In 2018, we toured Kutna Hora in Czechoslovakia and in 2017 the famous Catacombs … Continue reading My 2019 Bucket List in Review
I seem to remember telling myself a couple years ago to NOT leave goals until the last minute because I would inevitably get a cold or have a personal emergency that wouldn’t leave time to cram them in before the year ended. Of course, I’m only just now remembering that sage advice. Honestly, I have had a pretty rough December that left little room for … Continue reading The 2019 goals that didn’t make it…
Here’s the deal: The Winds of Winter by George RR Martin, book six in the A Song of Ice and Fire installment has NOT been published, and you can take your panties out of a twist because you didn’t miss anything. When I put this goal on my 2019 bucket list, it was half joke, half manifesting it into the world. But guess what? There … Continue reading #20 – Read the Winds of Winter. Check…sort of…
In the summer of 2018, I learned the laborious art of how to split firewood And frankly, I’m a little disappointed that no one asked me to come chop their wood for them this year (free labor!) so that I could really practice my newfound skills. This year, I figured if I can chop an axe, why not learn to throw one? Axe throwing has … Continue reading #7 – Learn how to throw an axe. Check.
Earlier this year I checked off #9 – Take a Masterclass, where I focused on really honing my presentation skills through the skillful moves of Usher. As I found the class really beneficial, I was energized to take additional courses from other masters. So even though the goal is checked off, I’m here to share more of my experience with Masterclass, since it’s a membership fee … Continue reading Take a MasterClass Part Deux