10 Things I’m Looking Forward To

This morning, the email message from Brendon Burchard recognized how hard the past almost two years have been and recommended making a list of five things that we’re looking forward to. He said that when he sat down to do this, he ended up writing for 40 minutes. I didn’t have that much time, but I did easily come up with 10 (11 if you count that I’m looking forward to the guy using the chainsaw down the block to be done).

These are not in any particular order.

  1. I don’t know when it will be, but I’m looking forward to seeing my parents in person. We haven’t seen each other since they visited us in July 2018. They live in Southern California, which has honestly never felt further away.
  2. I’m building a new course for the university that I’ll be teaching next term with the hope of shaking things up a bit in education. You could say that I’m looking forward to causing a bit of trouble.
  3. Season 3 of the Better Me Podcast starts at the end of this month and I already have six great guests confirmed with others we’re just trying to nail the date down for. Recording those podcasts, having those conversations with interesting people is one of my favourite things.
  4. We’re in the initial stages of planning another trip up to the national park, but in the winter this time.
  5. Next week a couple of friends are coming over to sit on our back deck for a visit.
  6. There are still a few games of golf left in the season that I’m looking forward to enjoying, along with the rounds next year.
  7. While I don’t like icy roads and sidewalks, I love the way the big evergreen in our front yard looks when it’s covered in snow, which should happen within the next three months.
  8. I have a big birthday coming up this fall. No party, but I think it will still be good.
  9. Before there’s snow on our evergreen, the leaves in our yard and around the city will be wearing their fall colours.
  10. Just before the pandemic slammed into North America, we went to Ottawa to see the national university basketball championships, which the University of Saskatchewan women’s team won the gold. There was no season for the 2020-2021 year, but games are suppose to be returning soon (masks will be required for all spectators and all athletes must be vaccinated).

How about you? What’s on your list?

Note: Thursday is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. I’m taking the day off work and no blog post will be published either.

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