Hello and Happy New Year, dear reader. And wishing you all the best in the year ahead. I scribbled this list of intentions and plans for 2020 randomly on a yellow pad. Then looked again and realized they fell out into categories.
If you don’t have your health in this beyond midlife stage, then you don’t have anything. Staying healthy is the key: mentally, emotionally and physically. These are my intentions:
- drink little or no alcohol (already doing and it feels great)
- eat less sugar (to live longer …cutting out sugar will be hard)
- eat less meat (my part to mitigate climate change)
- meditate more regularly
- take more Forest Baths with Sam (this also falls under Fun)
- take violin lessons again (Neighborhood Music School in New Haven)
- take an art class (Haystack on Deer Isle or Peabody Museum in New Haven)
- continue to study French (another French Immersion in Avignon planned)
- explore Yale and New Haven fully (museums, lectures, etc.)
- READ LOTS (best nonfiction and fiction for 2020)
- forge ahead with Gap Year For Grown-Ups podcast (also falls under Fun)
- monetize the podcast with sponsors and/or Patreon
- write draft chapters of gap year book
- complete nine years as a member of the board of Opera House Arts on a high note
- take our children and grandchildren on a special trip to Club Med Cancun in March!
- visit more with my parents (turning 89)
- laugh more, everyday
- bicycling trip on Mallorca… with Backroads
- go ice skating with my granddaughters at Yale rink in New Haven
This one’s important. I write it out everyday… working on it.
- listen more generously and patiently… to everyone, especially Sam
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