101 Things I’m Doing in 2022

My word for 2022 is healing. It took me a long time to come to, and I still feel a bit resistant. Healing is hard. It is not fun, joy, writing, travel. But it is necessary after two years and counting of surviving a pandemic and early motherhood.

My body and heart have both been in rough shape. Here are the things I think will help:

  1. Launch two little businesses.
  2. Get typewriter repaired.
  3. Get bike fixed up.
  4. Get a bike trailer or seat for Ori.
  5. Have my first overnight from Ori by choice.
  6. Try the autoimmune protocol diet for at least two weeks.
  7. Finish upstairs bathroom remodel.
  8. Finish sunroom remodel.
  9. Begin work on basement remodel.
  10. Replace hideous ceiling fan in living.
  11. Replace crystal chandelier in dining room.
  12. Do Dutch test for hormones. 
  13. Heal relationship with sensuality and sex. 
  14. Submit to This House of Mine again.
  15. Submit to Mothertongue.
  16. Sleep in late just because, not for sickness.
  17. Have a grief ritual alone.
  18. Attend a community grief ritual.
  19. Set up a healing alter on top of dresser.
  20. Set up basement office. 
  21. Set up recumbent bike in basement and ride it at least once.
  22. Get booster shot!
  23. Make a galette with yard berries.
  24. Visit Michigan.
  25. Visit all of Portland’s bookstores.
  26. Refinish a piece of furniture.
  27. Have favorite denim shirt repaired.
  28. Build a sandcastle.
  29. Tour preschools.
  30. Plant a flower garden.
  31. Plant a vegetable garden.
  32. Finish flower pressing book.
  33. Fingerpaint with Ori.
  34. Apply to grad school again.
  35. Knit a blanket.
  36. Get a pap smear and mammogram.
  37. Keep health log for a month.
  38. Write thank you notes to the good health practitioners I’ve seen.
  39. Get a new phone.
  40. Try cross stitch.
  41. Go to readings (virtually and/or in person).
  42. Get a pair of nice hiking boots.
  43. Have a healing of some kind.
  44. Do weekly artist dates for a month.
  45. Go to bed at 9pm every night for a week.
  46. Do the January Cure at some point, on your own timeline.
  47. Take a class.
  48. Bring a notebook to a cafe and sit for an hour, observing. 
  49. See a play, opera, or other theatrical production. [2016]
  50. Visit the Atlantic Ocean. [2016]
  51. Go on a writing retreat. [2017]
  52. Drive a motorcycle. [2017]
  53. Visit Mount Hood. [2018]
  54. Visit Mount Saint Helens. [2018]
  55. Go whale watching. [2018]
  56. Teach a writing workshop. [2018]
  57. Go for a long solo hike. [2019]
  58. Go on a camping trip. [2019]
  59. Go a week without Netflix / nighttime TV shows. [2019]
  60. Go dancing. [2019]
  61. Finish IPRC certificate program [2020]
  62. Take a 24-hour digital detox. No screens. [2020]
  63. Make a zine. [2020]
  64. Replace plates and bowls with handmade ones. [2020]
  65. Decorate holiday cookies. [2020]
  66.  See a movie alone. [2020]
  67. Visit a synagogue. [2020]
  68. Go kayaking. [2020]
  69. Visit family in Denver. [2020]
  70. Get a manicure. [2020]
  71. Get a facial. [2020]
  72. Visit an art museum. [2020]
  73. Take Ori to a children’s museum. [2020]
  74. Get car mats and seat covers. [2020]
  75. Do a family photo shoot. [2020]
  76. Leave a 100% tip. [2020]
  77. Make a family tree for Ori. [2020]
  78. Finish Soft Spot. [2021]
  79. Repair favorite quilt. [2021]
  80. Finish a book arts project. [2021]
  81. Buy a piece of art I love. [2021]
  82. Have at least one friend date every month with a different friend. [2021]
  83. Send a holiday card that arrives before the holidays. [2021]
  84. Finish putting together emergency kits. [2021]
  85. Try punch needling. [2021]
  86. Create a cozy reading nook. [2021]
  87. Have car detailed. [2021]
  88. Have coffee or tea on the couch with a friend. [2021]
  89. Submit work once a month. [2021]
  90. Print photos. [2021]
  91. Send 10 thank you cards to people I’m grateful for. [2021]
  92. Update personal website with artwork and recent writing. [2021]
  93. Attend a story time. [2021]
  94. Read five books by Black writers. [2021]
  95. Buy art from Black artists. [2021]
  96. Have headshots taken. [2021]
  97. Do annual collecting through notebooks. [2021]
  98. Buy another fun pair of glasses. [2021]
  99. Get an apron. [2021]
  100. Play cards. [2021]
  101. Finish this list.

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