MY BIRTHDAY 'SOUL' LIST

Each and every year I hold an unspoken kind of bucket list in my head. It’s really more of a soul list. It’s all the things that I’d like to...

Each and every year I hold an unspoken kind of bucket list in my head. It’s really more of a soul list. It’s all the things that I’d like to do to slow things down, ‘smell the roses’ and charge up the creativity.

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My 'soul' list moves and changes. Things are forgotten. New things are added, and always, things distract me.

Today I turn 43 and I am putting down in writing 43 ‘soul’ things so I can look back and see what I made time for, and what was bumped off the list.

43 ‘soul’ things

1. Go to a craft camp
2. Use a slow stitching and mending technique
3. Draw my op shop finds (I used to do it all the time)
4. Pass the first year of my MBA
5. Read a book each month that is unrelated to work or study
6. Spend an average 15mins in the garden each day
7. Hold a garage sale
8. Camp in autumn
9. Camp in spring
10. Travel overseas
11. Lose 5kg
12. Spend a weekend in Melbourne with my Mum
13. Visit my Nana in Brisbane
14. Knit a Jenny Kee pattern
15. Host a camp cooking event for my Girl Guide #girlgang
16. Make a Pussy Hat
17. Host a Pussy Hat knitting workshop
18. Host a mandala stitching workshop
19. Cook from a recipe that’s new to me once a week
20. Cook a fancy dinner once a month
21. Strike a frangipani
22. Join a produce swap at least once a quarter
23. Ride my bike more
24. Swim in the ocean more
25. See more of my niece and nephew
26. Create an op shop guide to the Central Coast
27. Get my Girl Guide canoeing qualifications (for about the third time, I always let them lapse )
28. Do an overnight hike
29. Spend a weekend at Brunswick Heads
30. Use a solar dye pot
31. Go back to yoga classes
32. Write a short story
33. Read more poetry
34. Go to live music gigs
35. Write more letters to my letter-writing friends
36. Try straw-bale gardening
37. Learn more about bee-keeping
38. Make sourdough bread
39. Write and host a webinar
40. Play with my film cameras more
41. Try calligraphy
42. Pick up the printmaking tools again and crack out some prints
43. Make my own muesli
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2 comments

  1. All very worthy things Kate, what an interesting list! Happy birthday to you.

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    1. Some are just me pottering about doing stuff. Not so much worthy, but they all add up to the whole. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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