Holiday Break Bucket List

I can’t remember a year where I needed my holiday break as bad as I do this year. I don’t know why but it just feels so overdue right now. I’ve always worked in higher ed so every year I get a pretty awesome break, and this year it works out to almost 2 weeks of time off. I . Am. Thrilled. Even better is that now that John and I work at the same institution, we get a big huge break together!

I plan to do a whole lot of nothing over break but I know myself: I need a little fun thrown in there too! Here is my little 10 item holiday break bucket list. No pressure, just good things I want to do for myself to occupy my time off.

  1. Listen to all of Serial (because the hubs, and everyone else in the universe, won’t stop telling me to).
  2. Make latkes.
  3. Go to the movies, like a bunch. (I want to see so many movies! The Hobbit, Wild, The Imitation Game, Birdman, The Hunger Games, The Theory of Everything)
  4. Take many walks.
  5. Plan our 2015 budget.
  6. Do a big deep clean of the house and donate a bunch of stuff.
  7. Reorganize our basement. We got several inches of water two weeks ago and I’ve been avoiding the aftermath ever since.
  8. Read two books.
  9. Go to yoga as much as possible.
  10. Be present and really enjoy not being at work, not being locked into my regular routine, taking a mental break, no obligations, no appointments, and no commitments.

How will you spend your holiday time off?

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

2 thoughts

  1. I really hope you get to do most of these things on your break!! I’m terrible, when I have an extended period of time off I always want to do so many lovely things and end up doing none of them. So if you end up eschewing all of these activities for just sitting some days quietly with John and watching movies, be sure not to be too hard on yourself – doing what you want when you want is most of the fun of having time off, right?? Happy holidays and happy break!!

    1. Oh yeah, it’s a total no pressure list! Just a reminder than I had a few goals in mind, but if I spent 2 weeks in sweatpants that that was worth it too. I’ve actually already done some of them over this past weekend, go figure. Have a wonderful holiday too!

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