One of my 30-by-30 list items was making the most of every holiday. I want to decorate gingerbread houses, dye Easter eggs, drink green beer for St. Patrick’s Day, and watch Bill Pullman give the most inspiring speech a President has ever made on the Fourth of July.
A problem with my 30-by-30 list was items like this are not measurable. So I felt I’d achieved the item with a season or a year of great events. But then the next season rolled around without note. Did I still accomplish the goal if it didn’t become a forever habit?
I’d argue yes, because sometimes these type of goals are about achieving an end more than they are about establishing a beginning.
With the arrival of October, I thought I should give myself a measurable approach to the season’s festivities. So here’s my Fall bucket list.
- Costume Bentley
I spent way too much on a discontinued dog costume pattern that ended up still being way too small for baby boy… But we’re persisting in Bentley costuming plans.
- Decorate pumpkins
My parents have quite a few pumpkins in their garden that need to be used up. So I’ll be taking the opportunity to do some decorating!
- Roast pumpkin seeds
My mom says she’s never had pumpkin seeds before! I’m going to make a few different flavors of roasted pumpkin seeds for her to try when she gets back.
- Watch scary movies
I started this last night by finally watching Get Out. Then I decided to spend today watching a classic movie I’ve never seen before (Citizen Kane). Maybe I need to target the classic horror movies I have yet to see. (Alien, Halloween, and The Birds are all on my list of classics to watch.)
- Play with Halloween makeup
I don’t have a costume picked out for myself yet. Despite the amazing hair style I did last year to complement my Medusa costume, I played it safe on makeup. I feel so much more accomplished with makeup now, and I enjoy playing with it. I’d love to spend a few hours creating a Halloween look, just for fun.
That’s it! It’s not much of a Fall bucket list, but we’re already a week into the month. I’m looking forward to completing each and every one of these items!