An index of aspirations inspired by 2017 (posted for reference here so I can find them).
1) Screen & review documentary/historical movie ~monthly. e.g.:
IN THEATRES: Hidden Figures, Allegience, Screenagers* *(just got tix!!!)
OLIVER STONE: Untold History of the U.S.
KEN BURNS: National Parks
BRAVE NEW FILMS & Co: Koch Bros Exposed, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Revealed, the Men Who Own and Run the U.S. Government, Rupert Murdoch +++
MICHAEL MOORE: Farenheit 911, Trumpland, Capitalism, Where to Invade Next +++
9/11: Follow the Money Find the Criminals (Note: W did it.)
OTHER: Religilous, Dalai Lama Awakening, Hillary’s America, Electric Car, Spotlight, The Big Short, Food Inc. +++
Loving, Suffragette, …
Call the Midwife, the Crown… oh god… so much to explore and learn.
2) Produce One Family Archive Video ~monthly. e.g.:
CAMPING: R.I. 2016, Myles Standish 2016, Clarksburg 2015, N.H. 2014!
MOM: KIDS’ SCHOOL PIX ’16, ’15, ’14, ’13, ’12, ’11; Mary&Dell 2016, Other Vermonopias…
DAD: Aug 2016 (MA), Feb 2016 (CA), July 2015 (MA), July 2014 (CA), 2013? ***, July 2009 (CA), Nov 2008 (CA)
KIDS BDPs: GLO’s 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 2nd, 1st & Birth. CJ’s 4th, 3rd, 2nd, & 1st.
SISTERS: LAT Visit 2015, Hull Weekends 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010?, 2009!
(That is at least 36 productions I count. Honestly if I could achieve this in ~3 years that would be amazing.)
3) Play @ Ukulele Meetup &/or Open Mic ~monthly
4) Date my hubsand ~monthly
(In 2016 it took us until November to remember!) e.g.;
Jan: friend’s play
Feb: Jah Spirit
March: The Fireplace…
5) Money management monthly.
a) Deposits (1st Thurs/mo)
b) Receipts (2nd Thurs/mo)
c) Planning step (3rd Thurs/mo).
d) share! (e.g.; host dinner, etc.)
6) Weekly/Monthly calls & letters to elected officials in this #YearOfResistance.
To wit: Who are my elected officials? ⇒ https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
7) Centering Practices Daily
Here are some quick Mindfulness exercises that can be performed absolutely anytime, anywhere:
• Name It / Tame It
• Tracking sounds
I literally teach these in the Mindful Parent group I started at my kids’ school, yet I need help remembering them all the time. What do you think the chances are the kids will help me remember? We’ll see.
8) Home Projects
a) pack away Christmas dex & camping gear
b) grassy/wooden chair rail wallpaper in bathroom
c) blue paint, bucket labels & vinyl pussy backsplash in kids’ bathroom
d) vinyl backsplash in kitchen… + faux marbled counters!
e) re-do chalk-painted chairs
f) lighting effects in kids’ room
g) kids info wall
h) purge & gut office! (kids’ old art, Tobin papers, JTJ PROPS & Face Painting kits!)
a) Weekly: ballet, yoga, kickboxing, rock climbing or hot tub.
b) Massage ? 3x/year
10) $$$ – New Regular Habits
(see CK TIME+MONEY)
OK this is a work in progress. More than I can do… yet always more to come.