Welcome back to SSJ! And Welcome 2020!
As far as I’m concerned, the New Year doesn’t start until we reach a certain star-sign…It’s Aquarius season, babes, so Buckle up!
And, getting started, let’s make something clear:
Down With Resolutions. To-Do Lists Are #Forever.
Sure, I could get all twee and philosophize. But if you can’t tell the difference between Resolutions and To-Do Lists, well, poor thing. [Don’t even get me started re “manifesting,” which is strictly for the fill-in-the-blanks.]
Last year, when I saw the life-sized to-do lists Sharon of @collectedjoy creates with her family each October, I vowed to try the same with my favourite people over the break.
It was actually a bit difficult getting started, if only because I wasn’t clear about the expansiveness of the project. My youngest assumed it was all about self-improvement. Now, self- improvement’s great. And it definitely has a place on our 2020 “Massive.” But, spreading a little more to-do-list love, I had to point out the joys of cataloguing everything and anything that might be cooked up in one year. So what if you never check it off?
Together, we ended up creating one Massive Family 2020 To-Do List with 100 items. Then, I made another Epic To-Do List entirely for myself. The originals are set at the top and bottom of this post. And, you’ll find colourized versions, here, with a sampling of a few fave bullet points in type. [My handwriting’s illegible!]
Zine Fair Table! Garden Revamp! Driver’s License! Hang More Art! Opera! Road Trip! Dog Walks! Montreal! Vegetarian Days! Oscar Pool & Party! Zoo Trips! University Tours! Sing Together! Use ALL Vacation Days! Birdwatching! Voodoo Dolls! More Blue Jays! Volunteer! …
Salt Black Liquorice * Free Jazz Catch-Up * Tap Class * Hitchcock Essay * Relearn Chopin Nocturne *Memorize Brahms * Cheese Tour Of….? * Karaoke * Ladies’ Weekends * Russian Sauna *Absolutely Make Pickles Again * Sew A Velvet Jo March Vest * Use The Word “Thrilling” More…
Fanny Ali says
Thanks for the inspiration and idea Roseanne. I’m going to work on my list January 2021! I’d love to chat about the list concept and any other thoughts on execution of the list.