Drive across the country: I have seen all of New England and most of the mid-Atlantic but have seen very little of our country’s heartland and have never been west. Despite this I have actually been to Minot, North Dakota. I visited a “friend” in Saskatchewan, Canada and my plane dropped me off in ND. I want to drive through the plains, see the Grand Canyon, and drive the coast of California up to Oregon. I just need to figure how to carve out the time needed for this kind of trip!
Attend a political rally in Washington D.C. : When my girls are a bit older I would like to take them and participate in something bigger than us. Perhaps with election season gearing up there will be an opportunity for this.
Own chickens: Simple enough right? I just called our town’s zoning department. If New Haven passed laws allowing backyard homesteading, why can’t we? It turns out that we may in fact be able to have a few and have some fresh eggs of our own. Now I can start dreaming of chicken coops. (Greg...if you are reading....this would be a fabulous Christmas present!)
Pierce my nose: Yes, you have heard this before. I wrote about it here before. It is still on my list and I think that since I turn 40 in November, and have wanted one since I have been 12 years old, I think this is my year to finally do it!
Develop and operate a book bank: I want to have a small space where people can come to donate their unwanted/outgrown/discarded books and trade them for books of their liking. Free. Not a library, not a used book store. Just a space where you can come, have a cup of tea or coffee and be surrounded by other people’s memories waiting to become a part of you. I envision this operating on sponsorships. Maybe I could get Planning and Zoning to allow me to run it out of my garage and I could sell my eggs!
Write a book: I actually started a book about six months ago. I had what I thought was a good idea and just began writing. The words flowed from my fingertips. Then I let it go. My goal is to take some time this summer, read what I have written already, determine if it is worthwhile and if it is, keep going! I have some ideas for children’s books as well. I would love to empty out my “office” which is really a dumping zone for all our stuff and make it into a real workable writing space.
Grow my blog: I hope to someday have enough followers and daily views that I could entice businesses to sponsor my site. Since I put so much time and effort into the process of blogging, it would be personally fulfilling to get compensated for the work.