Winter Bucket List
Updated: Jul 5
Today was the first real snow of the season so it finally feels like winter to me. Winter used to be my favorite season because I loved doing all the cold weather activities like skiing, but things have changed. Since I can no longer do those activities due to my illness, I have come to hate the winter. I have been in a funk the last six months and I know that winter will make it worse.
Another big reason I hate the winter is because it limits my mobility. Using a wheelchair in the snow and ice is horrible and I am dreading it. My chair is hard to maneuver in bad weather and everything gets wet, dirty, and cold. Because of this, I never really want to leave the house in the winter.
Since my disease progressed, my life became about 75% medical related stuff. I feel like more of a diagnosis than a person and that's not ok. I need to make a big change before the winter brings me down more. Not too long ago, I decided that this winter was going to be the winter of doing non-medical things. So, I decided to create a bucket list of things that I want to do before the winter is over. Everything on the list is non-medical in hopes that it will help me feel more like myself.
1) Try adaptive skiing
2) Make a gingerbread house
3) Go to a play
4) Bake cookies
5) Go to a concert
6) Go away for a weekend
7) Clean out my closet/ drawers
8) See the Christmas lights
9) Go to the movies
10) Try something that I've never done before (that isn't adaptive skiing)
I know that this bucket list might not look like anything special to you, but for me, it's a step in the right direction. I decided to make everything on my bucket list a realistic goal hoping that I will be able to complete them all. Now, I am looking forward to a busy winter filled with more living.
P.S. If you were wondering about how Thanksgiving went, it went very smoothly. Making myself a plate worked perfectly. There was no food pushing at all!