I try not to make New Year’s resolutions because they’re usually not specific enough or too hard to keep. And I don’t know about you, but starting out a new year as a failure doesn’t seem very inspirational.
But this year I made a little personal bucket list for myself — a variety of events and activities that happen throughout Vermont that I haven’t yet engaged in, even after living here for nearly four years. There’s so much to do and see in our great state, so I have resolved to make taking part more of a priority in 2014.
Here’s my list of one event or activity that I hope to do or see in each month of 2014 in order to get to know my state a bit better. Won’t you join me?
January: Free Ice Fishing Day, sponsored by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
February: Take a dogsled ride
April: Made in Vermont Trade Show at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex
May: KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay in Burlington (note: I will be CHEERING ON the runners, not participating!)
July: Take a tour of Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester
September: The Tunbridge World’s Fair
October: Stowe Oktoberfest
November: Women’s Festival of Crafts in Burlington
December: Wind down the year with some quiet snowshoeing on the trails at Mobb’s Farm in Jericho