Ever feel like you've gotten into a routine that has faded from satisfying and orderly to just plain dull?
Some days I find myself doing the same endless chores, cooking the same meals, getting frustrated at my kids for doing the same wrong things, and I think, is this it? Is this all I'm going to do from now until eternity?
Don't get me wrong. I like having a routine in general. I'm a fan of order, and of the comfort that comes from knowing exactly what you're supposed to do. But sometimes you need a little...something...to keep you feeling alive, y'know?
So with that in mind, I've decided to make a list that I'm calling thirteen by thirteen: a list of thirteen things I'd like to do before the year is out. Some of them might not happen because of money, or time constraints, but I'm putting it up here anyway. Call it a wish list that I will do my best to get done.
1. Take a dance class. Tap (which I've always wanted to do) or ballet (which I'm scared to do because I am not graceful and thus feel like would be more character-building.)
2. Henna my hair. I've got the supplies, what I lack is the courage.
3. Make Baked Alaska.
4. Finish every last half-finished project sitting in my studio.
5. Build a chicken coop for my poor squashed chickens.
6. Learn to shoot a gun well.
7. Be able to a handstand.
8. Read Anna Karenina. The only reason I haven't yet is because SOMEBODY ruined the ending for me.
9. Plant ranunculus somewhere in my yard.
10. Learn how to smock.
11. Start keeping a sketch journal again.
12. Go camping, even if it's just setting up the tent in the backyard.
13. Build a city out of paper.
That's it. Anyone feel inspired to make a list of their own? Do it do it! And let me know if you post about it, because I'm nosy and I want to know what other people aspire to do. :)