Every year around this time, I start concocting my plans for the fall and winter. I guess, we could call it a bucket list of sorts, with activities, events and places I would like to visit during the colder months.
“Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored”
When the temperature drops it’s human nature to hermit, hibernate, and or just want to sit in front of the television wrapped like a human burrito in a cozy blanket. While surfing the internet, plugging into the matrix (social media) for countless hours, watching T.V. and pigging out on the couch does sound pretty enticing. I would rather spend my time experiencing new things and creating amazing memories. I know I’m not the only one.
So without further adieu, here’s what I am looking forward to this winter:
Host a fall movie night in the backyard.
Keep up with my daily meditation practice.
Document life offline!
JUST KEEP CREATING AND CRAFTING (NOTE TO SELF).
Take a spin at the Riverfront Rink (Ice Skating) : Opening Day: November 24th, 2018
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest – Dates: November 24, 2017 – March 4, 2018 (Penn’s Landing)
Longwood Gardens Christmas (with Stephanie) – Dates: November 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Science After Hours at The Franklin Institute (waiting to for the 2018 events list to go up).
Find a carousel and go around in circles a few times.
Visit the beach in the winter… watch the sunrise on the beach with a blanket and something warm to drink. Also enjoy a Ferris Wheel ride.
Go stargazing, sleep under the stars — a truck, air mattress, pillows, covers and some music.
Go Christmas TREE shopping. For the last two years I’ve picked up real a Christmas tree. No more FAKE TREES! I found a place that has any size trees, (big to small) and EVERY tree no matter the size is $20. I’ve seen two locations One location: on Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE and the Second location: is in Bear, Delaware near the Fox Run Shopping Center. Thank me later.
Winter camping: Camping at Cape Henlopen State Park, in Lewes, Delaware.
Go hiking: Swamp Forest Trail at Lums Pond State Park.
Start a winter journal. Write more!!!!
Jump in a BIG pile of leaves.
Climb the steps of a lighthouse.
Explore The Delaware Water Gap.
Stop by a festival.
Check out a waterfall.
Unplug from the matrix.
Have a Harry Potter marathon.
Tree Carving: Near the Brandywine Zoo.
Have an epic snowball fight.
Decorate the house and yard for Christmas.
Mail Christmas cards.
Take a picture with Santa. I actually did this last year too. Hahaha
Photograph winter scenes.
Read one book every week.
Go for a walk on a foggy morning.
Go Ice Fishing.
Visit a Fall Fair.
View Holiday Lights and Decorations.
Build an Igloo.
Shovel a neighbor’s driveway.
Host a scavenger hunt.
Play flashlight tag outside at night.
Make a advent calendar.
Do one random act of kindness everyday in December.
Host a Christmas movie marathon (ugly sweaters mandatory).
Have a Bonfire Night with S’More.
Take a ride on the back roads to PA (foliage drive).
Visit NYC (to see this years Christmas decorations).
I MUST GO TO 29 Rooms in NYC before 2017 is over.
Hang a wreath on the door.
Make caramel apples.
Visit Wellspring Farm: Go horseback riding.
Play touch football.
See Circus De Soleil Varekai at the Liacouras Center Philadelphia, PA.
Orchestrate annual family Christmas photo.
Find a pottery and or wood shop class near me. Sign up!
Make a pie. I wonder who has my great grandmother’s recipe. One of these grocery stores has a freezer with something close enough hahaha.
Knit a scarf.
Hang stockings and fill them with 90’s themed items.
Visit the Washington Street Ale House and enjoy dinner at my favorite table directly next to the fireplace.
Take a picture of my deer friends. Try to feed one of them without any casualties.
Have a snow sculpting competition.
Build a gingerbread house: Kevin brought me a gingerbread house kit in this time last year … I’m definitely going to use it. “ONE YEAR LATER” Hahaha.
Try four new restaurants.
Go scuba diving at the Baltimore aquarium.
Continue to have my FAMILY bonding/building activities every weekend.
Without a list I find myself going to the same places over and over again and doing the same things (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), but having a list to look at encourages me to go outside the direct vicinity of my residence and explore, because adventure is out there.
And so the adventure begins!
What do you have planned for this fall and winter?
Love before anything
Real before everything
Home before anyplace
Truth before anything
Style and state radiate
Love power slay the hate