Want a spring bucket list to inspire you as the weather warms up? I’ve got you covered!
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I’m writing this from my balcony, soaking in the sunshine for the first time this year! Truly, is there anything so glorious?
While I’m sure today doesn’t mean the end of winter weather, it’s so nice to get a few warm days in the meantime.
Changing weather means it’s time to break out the spring bucket list!
The winter bucket list went… alright?
Some goals, like walking 8 miles a day, were set laughably high and definitely didn’t happen. I also didn’t stick to a new hobby, although I have amped up my Italian practicing. That’s in the ballpark, right?
One unexpected part of this winter was weekend trips! While we’re still technically in lockdown, the restrictions have loosened enough for us to get away for the weekend within our region (state). Restaurants still close at night, meaning we have to get creative for dinner sometimes, but we’ve had a blast exploring our area. My favorite has to be sled dog mushing in Tarvisio – such a weird unique experience!
Looking back, my spring bucket list last year is pure comedy. Typically I create them in late February or early March, and the tight lockdown kicked in on March 9th. So it was pretty much out the window right away.
Right now, it seems like we’re all tired. We’ve been doing this for a year and we’re all exhausted. No matter your country, circumstances, political leanings, thoughts on the pandemic, whatever, we’re all just fatigued. With that in mind, I’m trying to remember to show more grace to the people around me (literally and on the internet) and to myself.
With that in mind [somewhat], my spring bucket list has a lot of mental asterisks. Where we can, I’d love to do more exploring. But it’s a constantly moving target so we’ll see!
Things we can do this spring:
- take care of bodies, aka move. Soak up some vitamin D. Take a walk. Do yoga on the balcony.
- clear clutter from our homes/lives/brains: this is scientifically proven to make people happier and more effective at whatever they do with their time.
- celebrate the wins, regardless of size
- talk to loved ones. Preferably about something other than COVID or work. Ask what they’ve read/watched lately, or their favorite TikTok video.
- embrace the spring! Traditionally it’s a season of renewal, of coming out of the darkness. Harness that in whatever way brings you joy.
Not trying to go to far into the woo woo here, but my point is: do what works, and forget the rest.
My Spring Bucket List
- Finish Rosetta Stone Italian
- Move every single day (workout video, run, or long walk)
- Explore a new local town each week (solo/socially distanced)
- Make: zucchini pasta, hummus chicken, and lemon bars
- Take day trips to Trieste, Verona, and Venice (if possible with lockdowns)
- Celebrate Easter! Not sure what this will look like since we’re not really seeing people much, but I don’t want to let the season go unmarked. Food will be involved.
- Read Harry Potter in Italian
- Try a new recipe once a week
- Do a spring purge and sell or donate my cast-offs
- Read: Steal Like An Artist, Eating My Way Through Italy, and The Glass Hotel
- Try a local hike every other weekend
- Do something thoughtful for a friend once a week (drop off cookies, bring them coffee, send a card, plan a phone date)
- Teach Wedge some new tricks
- Refresh on national capitals and flags
- Play with my camera more
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