I’ve FINALLY had enough mental capacity to actually do this. I made a pact with myself that I would absolutely do no worky work this past weekend, nor would I think about worky work (the not doing was more successful than the not thinking).
There were definitely some items which need realignment for a variety of reasons:
#2: run in a half marathon – replaced by: run a total of 100km in fun runs
This is more driven by practicality than anything. I’m injured. It is extremely unlikely I can get to that distance without injuring myself further. I was going to try for 10 x 10km fun runs, but I’m not sure there are actually that many 10km fun runs in the available time and might I hurt myself by pushing too hard?
Don suggested a total of 100km of fun runs – which is absolute genius. This means I can include shorter runs too! And already I am 13km toward meeting the goal. I would still really, really love to do a half marathon eventually – but I think it is much more of a long term thing.
#11: build a wee model boat from a kit – replaced by: attend a chamber music concert
While I kinda sorta of like the idea of making a little boat – what on earth would I do with the end product? It would result in clutter that would end up requiring a trip to the charity shop. It gives me the horrors thinking about it. Also, it is like 40 years later, I think I need to move past the whole “my parents wouldn’t let me …” bitterness thing.
Though I am a complete luddite who knows absolutely nothing about classical music, I did enjoy the one ACO concert I attended around 18 years ago. I like the idea of stretching myself culturally a little bit.
#25: see a moose IRL – replaced by: bike ride 50km in one day
I still really want to see a moose, but there are practicalities to be had – as in I have no plans to travel to any location where I might encounter one. This may be carried forward to the 60 list.
I think with my new enthusiasm for cycling the 50km bike thing is an excellent stretch goal – we currently can do 15km in just over an hour, so it doesn’t seem too unreasonable.
#45: knit a garment for myself – replaced by: knit a complicated shawl or scarf or throw
I love the process of knitting a great deal and find it incredibly soothing, so it seemed a natural extension of my love to add knitting a garment for myself to my list. I have 35 jumpers/sweaters/cardigans favourited in ravelry and I’ve bought a few of those patterns. Recently, I started on boxy, miette and silva and … stagnated.
When thinking about why I’ve not made any progress, I realise that I don’t actually like making garments. I like making hats and cowls and shawls and scarves, so why I am trying to take an activity I adore and turn it into something I don’t? Madness.
let the unravelling commence!
Still to consider:
#9: sew a garment for myself and wear it (pyjama pants don’t count)
I’m uncertain whether I’d actually wear a garment I made. I much prefer making things (including garments) for others.
#22: take Joe/Frank to Europe
I really, really want to travel with Joe/Frank to Europe, but whether this can be practically achieved before the end of 2017 is another thing entirely.
I think I’m sweet about the remainder – now I need to get on and do them.