“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” – Joseph Campbell
This year I’m focused on home. After having a baby in 2019, I want to feel more at home in my body; feel at home in my role as mother and partner; and cultivate a physical space that feels like home for my little family. I want to find/create a home for my writing. I want to find home in meaningful friendships. And I want to feel a sense of home in myself when I’m making big decisions. I want to feel safe and brave.
So with all that in mind, here are my plans for 2020:
- Make a final project for IPRC class that I’m really proud of.
- Sleep for eight consecutive hours.
- Go to Universal Studios (Harry Potter World).
Have a fun and relaxing first birthday party for Ori. Celebrate Ori’s birth for myself.
- Celebrate Ori’s first year with Jeff in a meaningful way.
- See a play, opera, or other theatrical production .
- Put feet in the Atlantic Ocean .
- Go on a writing retreat. 
- Drive a motorcycle. 
- Visit Mount Hood. 
- Visit Mount Saint Helens. 
- Blog every day for 30 consecutive days. 
- Go whale watching. 
- Make a hardcover notebook 
- Teach a writing workshop. 
- Go for a long solo hike. 
- Go on a camping trip. 
- Buy art from a friend. 
- Go strawberry picking and make jam. 
- Take a 24-hour digital detox. No screens.
- Make a zine.
- Go a week without Netflix. 
- Go dancing. 
- Do a float tank.
- Relax in a hot spring.
- Replace plates and bowls with handmade ones.
- Get a king-sized bed.
- Decorate for the holidays.
Hang a gallery wall. Hang plants.
- Bake a lavender themed cake.
- Decorate holiday cookies.
- See a movie alone.
- Make a collage.
- Go on a road trip.
- Do a boudoir photo shoot.
- Go on a double date.
- Go on an extended family vacation.
- Send out a homemade holiday greeting.
- Paint something.
- Visit a synagogue.
- Apply to grad school.
- Find a yoga center I love.
- Go on at least one date night every month.
- January: Kennedy School Soaking Pool + Mee Sen Thai
Plant a garden.
- Read five parenting books.
- Write a list of 10 reasons I am a good mother.
Take Ori for a nature walk.
- Kayak in the harbor.
- Try dry brushing.
Soak in a hot tub for an hour.
- Visit Denver.
Get a pedicure.
- Get a manicure.
- Get a facial.
- Visit a sauna.
- Have an energy healing.
- Keep a reading log.
Do something kind for a neighbor. Set up a Montessori environment for Ori.
- Finish reading The Wise Heart.
- Finish reading The Body Keeps the Score.
Take a luxurious bubble bath.
- Subscribe to a magazine.
- Have a board game night.
Set up a studio space that works for me.
- Visit five bookstores I haven’t been to.
- Visit an art museum.
- Take Ori to a children’s museum.
- Buy a nice pair of socks.
- Buy flowers.
- Visit a farmer’s market.
- See a comedy show.
- Watch a sunset.
- Go on a lunch date with a friend.
- Get a pearl ring or necklace (Ori’s birthstone).
- Get car mats and seat covers.
- Do a family photo shoot.
Set up a relaxing space outdoors, a mini retreat. Find a water bottle that encourages me to drink water regularly.
- Get new retainers.
Find a primary care physician I love. Do one 20-minute meditation.
- Do morning pages for a week.
Send a collaged piece of mail.
- Leave a 100% tip.
- Have a 60-minute craniosachral massage.
- Get new pillows and a big fluffy duvet.
- Celebrate my birthday in a meaningful way.
Ask another mom for advice.
- Visit a city I’ve never been to.
- Go skinny dipping.
- Make a family tree for Ori.
Make a cup of tea and sit down to drink it. Do nothing else.
- Hang holiday lights in the bathroom.
Submit work somewhere, at least once.
- Finish this list.