Greetings, y’all! We’ve been out of town for our winter vacay on Hilton Head Island and I’ve missed a couple of weeks participating in the weekly blog challenge. I’m so excited to be back! I’m also excited about today’s topic of discussion because I’ve spent a considerable amount of time mulling over how I wanted this year to go. While many people establish the standard New Year’s resolution, I compile a list of goals each year. Full disclosure. This year’s list reads more like a bucket list for the ages than a list of goals for one year. And I have a feeling that’s actually what it’s morphing into by the day. One of the things which spurred this list on this year was the realization that the words busy and productive are not interchangeable. More on that at a later date. I’m still compiling my thoughts on that realization.
So, time to get down to the business end of this thing. This week’s topic…new hobby I’m trying or want to try.
Where do I even start?!
I have a header in my handy-dandy notebook entitled: New Things I Want to Try. And by the by, this list isn’t necessarily hobby driven. This list includes, but is not limited to…
Take a dulcimer lesson.
Speak more Spanish than is required to order at my local restaurant or find a bathroom while in a predominately Spanish speaking community.
Learn more about ribbon embroidery. I already floss embroidery so this is just an expansion on that art.
Get my ham radio license (finally!).
Learn American Sign Language.
Take a ballroom and/or boardwalk dancing lesson.
Go to one of those popular paint and pour events. I can barely draw a stick person, but those events look like such fun.
I’ve also recently appointed myself family historian and genealogist. My research is taking me places I never dreamed of and my office looks like the archives of a mad person’s library. I want to hone my skills and my record keeping abilities. (I also need a fire-proof safe just for my historical documents.)
And, last but not least, delve deeper into my bird watching skills. MarshFox gifted me for Christmas three years ago bird watching gear as he noticed me peering out at the wildlife at our last home and then the bird feeders began to go up. Recently, we have a black heron who has migrated to our creek which I am finding a joy to watch. This has reignited my desire to sit and stare at the birds through my superbly crafted binos MarshFox included in my bird watching gear all those months ago.
This rounds out my list so far. I’m sure it’s not complete, however.
Sweet baby Jesus, it’s a good thing there are 366 days this year.