I used to keep an end of the year list of things I had accomplished, experienced, made, done… you get the idea. I stopped doing this a few years ago.. but am returning to the practice.
So 2020 ..you brought a year of challenges. A pandemic, an election, a divided country.. a new way of living we are still coming to terms with and learning how to move through.
But here are the gifts and challenges and adventures you brought. In no particular order.
Finished a crocheted afghan
Completed every Sunday NYT crossword (and a few others) with David
Went to Damariscotta Maine
Held the 3rd annual holiday art pop up
Visited David’s mom and sister
Went to Vermont
Walked across a frozen lake
Learned to backcountry ski and found my new outdoor sport
Painted and sold a lot of paintings.. I should count
Held a few paint and sips
Made some pottery
Hiked.. not as much as I should have.. but all were lovely
Swam as many times as I could in the rivers and lakes near me
Kayaked Christine Lake
Saw a comet
Worked through a pandemic
Watched a lot of movies/series on Netflix and Prime..
Learned to make porchetta
Finished the bathroom in my home
Knitted a few hats
Made a calendar with my art
Made bags with my art
Hosted an Airbnb, then rented it out when covid hit
Repaired the entire bedroom ceiling in the Airbnb after a raccoon gave birth in the attic
Lost my cat, found my cat
Planted a garden..flowers and veggies
Cleaned all the trash off the terraces in my backyard..so much trash
Saw a bear.. twice
Designed a tattoo
Got a tattoo
Spent a wonderful amount of time with Daivd
Read two books..maybe three.. I need to read more
Called my parents nearly everyday since the pandemic
Gathered more house plants
Went to a bonfire more than once
Fat tire biked..on the snow
Watched otters on Durand Lake
Went to the top of Pine mountain finally
Lost a friend
Cried a lot
Voted in a presidential election..Biden won!
There were a lot of gifts and happy moments in 2020.. a lot of hard too.
May 2021 be gentler..❤️