Over the last few years, one of the Chicks has made a tradition of a “31 list” at the end of each January. She recaps things large and small that she did in the first month of the year. This year, she went bigger and switched it up to a 49 list in anticipation of her upcoming 50th birthday. Not wanting to break totally with tradition, she asked me to write a list of 32 to recap my January. I’ll try to do it justice! Here goes nothin’.
1.) I saw my daughter play flag football on an NFL field. She was part of a touchdown play.
2.) I rang in the new year asleep, again. A great start for my year of rest.
3.) I took a family member to the emergency room.
4.) I started a new daily journal. So far I’m on the fence about it, leaning toward not liking it.
5.) I committed to a new stretching program.
6.) I made plans for a beach vacation.
7.) I watched my alma mater in the National Championship college football game…at least until the third quarter started. (Being the early-to-bed gal that I am, I couldn’t stay up to see them win.)
8.) I joined another Street Parking challenge with the goal of reducing sugar and stress while maintaining consistency.
9.) I made a decision about where I want to work for my 8-4 job next year.
10.) I survived a car breakin without having a complete mental meltdown.
11.) I planned and replanned a celebration for a high school team.
12.) I wrapped up my primary duties as a booster club president.
13.) I decided not to register for this year’s CrossFit Open.
14.) I bought new CrossFit shoes.
15.) I got my COVID booster shot. Felt crappier after it than the first two.
16.) I lit my stove and did meal prep by candlelight during a snowstorm power outage.
17.) I went kinda off the nutritional rails with fries and chocolate and other sweets after an extremely prolonged holiday season.
18.) I connected with and cheered for some of my favorite high school athletes.
19.) I took a friend to brunch at a new-to-me spot to celebrate her 50th plus a half birthday. I missed the big party last year.
20.) I started a 52 week endurance program on the erg bike.
21.) I went for my first swim of the year.
22.) I started winter sowing flowers to see if our flower season can begin a little earlier this year.
23.) I did a loved one’s laundry and delivered it to him in the hospital.
24.) I attended a funeral for a twenty year old.
25.) I sat back and watched rumors fly about several topics. I chose to just listen and stay out of it.
26.) I spent more time pausing and meditating.
27.) I returned a bunch of gifts that didn’t fit.
28.) I started planning a mountain vacation.
29.) I got a massage for the first time in years. It was as amazing as I hoped it would be.
30.) I continued my move / watch streak, which stands at well over 600 days.
31.) I wrote thank you notes for my holiday gifts.
32.) I celebrated Christmas with my family on January 31 after many delays.
It was a month of big decisions, small moments, and everything in between. Thanks to my friend and fellow chick for lending me her list idea this year. It makes me think I need to write more list posts!