What do I want to do next year?
My plan is to post every day. I’ve sort of made up my own insta challenge. While this is still a total work in progress, my thoughts are to pick a time of day and post a photo of whatever I am doing at that moment in time. I look at insta and other forms of social media and what I see are carefully curated photos of life. I don’t want to curate my life: I want to enjoy it. And I want to own the stupid things that I do, the mundane things, etc. I think social media makes us feel bad about ourselves- we look at pictures and we errantly think that others have better lives than us. I know people say that my life looks so “fun”. Which it is. However, 75% of my day is filled with writing and household things and dog walking. 95% of my life is not picture perfect. By just taking a photo in the moment, it actually captures my life- for better or worse. And I like that.
In January I plan on taking photos at 1pm, February 2 pm…I’m guessing you get the idea… Just a photo of whatever I’m doing at that moment, good or bad. Boring or exciting. Point and shoot. Feel free to join me! Tell me what you are doing. I really want to know! https://www.instagram.com/lawakinguponthewrongsideof50/
Book goal- 85 books
Book of the year: Every year I purchase a book that is specifically written to be read one page a day. 2021 was Shakespeare For Every Day of the Year. For 2022, the book is A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel.
see as many Oscar nominated movies as possible
My goal continues to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art once a week, with the long term goal of going through every gallery. I am currently at Gallery 160. I started at gallery 100 back in July, every week seeing at least one numerically progressive number. I also try to see one “Special” exhibit during each trip. I’m loving exploring the museum like this: my going to no more than three galleries, I am better able to really concentrate on a few pieces, instead of trying to digest everything. I have discovered so many things that previously had gone unnoticed in my eyes.
I plan to blog every day- I have ideas through April- so the well is not dry as of yet. I will continue doing a monthly book wrap up, and plan on including movies as well. I plan to continue Anything Can Happen Fridays, Gratitude Saturdays and Inspiration Sundays. But really, anything can happen, so who knows…
- NY Times Crossword every day
- Live theater and music
- See more art
- Wander book stores and stationary stores
- Take pictures of flowers
- I bought a small rolling cart…pink of course…and have some ideas to organize things a little better
- Make every day count, whether it’s a big grand gesture, or just savoring a cup of tea.