Great. We’re already halfway February and I’ve only just decided on a 2020 bucket list, but it’s better late than ever, isn’t it? But to begin with, I haven’t even thought of coming up with an a-la certain things I want to do in 2020 list, because I thought it was silly and pretentious. Every year, I’d come up with one and the year would end with it being unfulfilled and I’d just feel bad about myself. So I thought, no we’re not doing that this year.
However, my mind just wouldn’t shut up. Now I feel like I’m going to be missing out on a lot of things if I don’t produce that list. I was like, well, maybe I’ll just have to tone it down and make my bucket list a little more realistic. And maybe less, just to manage expectations. What do you say? Wish me luck.
1. Reread A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Will I ever shut up about this book? The answer is no, ma’am. I will never stop talking about A Little Life. Earlier this month (February 4, 2020, who am I kidding, how can I forget the exact date!), I finished reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and it completely broke me. Immediately though, I began writing the review when the emotions in me were still raw (I mean it still is, but you know what I mean) with me not yet having completely wrapped my head around the fact that I just finished one of the best books I’ve EVER read my whole life.
Now, three weeks have passed since and I still find myself thinking about that damn book from time to time that I feel I just have to get my hands on it again and read it the second time around… which I’ve already started two days ago. This time, though, I want to take my time with it and actually read it. I rushed through the story the first time mostly because I wanted to know what was gonna happen next. Now I’m being constantly bothered by the thought that I may have missed the little things, which is another reason why I’ve decided to reread it.
2. Develop a stable morning routine.
Mostly because of my reading habits (I’m not even sorry), my sleeping schedule has once again been messed up. So far in 2020, I find myself reading more often than I did the last two years, which is a blessing to be honest thanks goodness I’m out of the reading slump; but the reading life very rarely agrees with me getting enough sleep and rest. Thus, messing up my mornings… with me waking up late into the day. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. From this point on, wish me luck on setting an actual limit to myself whenever I read before bed and please bully me into sleeping and sticking to the just one more chapter promise.
3. Have a second go at the KonMari method.
In less prettier words, do a second round of decluttering. Last time I did the KonMari method to properly clean my entire room was in January last year, and my room has kept up with its neat situation since then. But slowly, I feel my things have slowly been piling up again and now I have to declutter to keep the #organized life going. I just naturally feel more productive and happier when my surroundings are clean, so this must be done ASAP.
4. Finish reading Moby-Dick.
Ha. Ever since I first heard about Moby-Dick years and years ago, it has always intimidated me. Last year, and thanks to the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, I conquered that feeling of being intimidated and finally picked up a copy for myself. Guess what? I am now a hundred pages in. Now there’s one thing left to do to completely vanquish the intimidation: finish the book. I’m determined to do that in 2020. Also, I’m currently really liking it, so I’m confident about entirely finishing that massive classic.
That’s it! Only four staple things to do in 2020! I was a little tempted to add a fifth one, but I realized that the fact that I kind of had a difficulty coming up with a fifth one, maybe it’s a sign that I should just stick with four things. So here is that bucket list for 2020 that I hope by the end of the year, I’d have achieved.
Do you have your own bucket list for the year?