Episode 50: Love It Or Bucket List It: Our Plans To Capitalize On All Winter Has To Offer
Whether you live in the part of the country where it stays below 30 degrees for months on end or you live where it "snowed" this year for the first time in 8 years, there's no denying that winter is upon us. And as with any turn of the season, what better way to welcome it than with a bucket list? Tune in as we share what shows we'll be watching, what books we'll be reading, what practices we'll be implementing, and more and then go out and create a winter bucket list of your own!
- Binge watch Stranger Things Season II (better late than never, right?)
- TBR list: Essentialism, Rules of Civility, Bonfire (honorable mention- Tools of Titans)
- Start Pilates (it's normal to redeem the Groupon you bought in October in January, right?)
- Host Bachelor watch parties (listen to episode 3 for more talk on how The Bachelor can bring people together)
- Learn how to use my immersion blender, starting with the soup recipes in The Pioneer Woman's latest cookbook, "Come and Get It!"
- Clean out my closet (deep cleaning doesn't have to be confined to the springtime)
- Keep up with The Bachelor (can you tell where our priorities are?)
- Read 5 books in January/February (head to Kitsch Picks to check out book number one)
- Join and attend a book club
- Spend Sunday as a Sabbath
What about you? What's on the docket for you this winter? If you've followed along with us for any amount of time, you may start to sense a theme that goal setting is pretty high on our priority list (and clearly we have a thing for lists...). We really believe in the power of intention in everything you do- from setting goals for the new year to making a seasonal bucket list. It may sound frivolous to plan to watch The Bachelor, but if your goal is to gather people in your home more or maybe even just to rest, then even something as trivial as The Bachelor becomes thoughtful and purposeful.
There is power in writing down (or speaking out about) what you want to accomplish. Even if you don't check every item off your list, the practice of sitting down and evaluating what you want to do in order to have the experiences you want to have or be the person you want to become is worthwhile.
So, grab your favorite notebook or just open the notes section on your phone and brainstorm 5 things you want to do this winter. Think of them as action steps for accomplishing your yearly goals. Do you want to slow down this year? How can you make that happen over the next few months? Do you want to get plugged into your community? What does that look like? Do you want to move your body more? How can you do that during these sub-freezing months? (Seriously, though, we're asking because that's a hard one...) Whatever your goals are, the trivial and the thoughtful, practice the art of bucket listing and share your journey with us by shooting us an email or tagging us on Instagram. You can always find us @kitschykountdown.
Happy list making!
KA and KB