I should probably go first.
I used to think I would never have time to do the things I would love to do but had never tried. My personal list included:
- learning to grow and keep bonsai
- growing my own vegetables
- going on a long point-to-point walking holiday
- volunteering (local community activity, including reading with children at primary school & foodbank)
- woodworking (making stuff)
These were all “dreams” that I never imagined getting around to because they did not link to my current life or work.
However, just clarifying that these were things I wanted to do more of, meant I started actually thinking about them, and it is surprising how easy it is to go from there to actually getting started.
As it happens, I now need to knock a couple of these off my list because in lockdown I decided to give a couple of them a go.
I built several wooden structures in the garden, in order to grow vegetables, AND I started learning about bonsai (watching youtube, like the kids) and now have been finding ways to source cheaper plants to practice on (the trouble with bonsai work is the time it takes). All of these skills are very rudimentary, but at least I’ve started.
So, the biggest things I have still left on this particular list are going on a long point-to-point walk, such as the West Highland Way, and taking time to do volunteering. It would be great to have the confidence that I will be able to afford to ‘donate’ my time, instead of having to work, and the health and money to pay for the walk / accommodation / bag transport of one of these walks.
And as a bonus for reading this far, here’s one of my bonsai … still learning, so be kind!