The Bucketlist for surviving #Covid19

by Eve D.

So we have to get used to a new normal. And for the near future, the new normal is pretty whacked, let’s be honest.

On the plus side, this is a great opportunity to catch up on stuff, do those pesky little things that I never get the time to finish, to expand my knowledge, spend more quality time with the kids.

So here is a bucket list of things I could do while in self-isolation. I am not saying that I will get to all of this, but it’s going to be a good list to refer to when I get bored, restless or just frustrated.

Also, if I write about any of the stuff I do, I will link to the blog post, and of course I will add to (and subtract from) the list as things evolve.

There is no timeline on this, and no pressure. Just a way to stay focussed and motivated.

Personal Projects etc

  • Clean up this blog: improve categories and tags, add newsletter signup, catch-up on all my Waldenstrom posts/news, expand blog to more “lifestyle” stuff, so I can work with brands and be invited to events when isolation lists and get awesome press drops like all the cool bloggers do (ha ha) (Update: I think I have done this!)
  • Clean up all my social media profiles, incl about page and profile pic on Facebook, LinkedIn, IG, Twitter etc
  • Increase my Twitter following to 3000 ppl
  • Become more active on LinkedIn (maybe…right now I hate that platform)
  • Review my LinkedIn contacts and see if I can identify any good opportunities/synergies
  • Expand eved.co.za for professional purposes
  • Write for real publications (Daily Maverick, etc). This includes identifying those publications and pitching.

Books

(Pending)

Shows and Movies

I need a serious catch-up here! Here are the shows I want/need to watch:

  • Killing Eve
  • Modern Family, Season 6-11 (Update: done!)
  • How to get away with murder
  • How I met your Mother (Season 2+) (Update: Gave up on the series, couldn’t get into it)
  • Big Little Lies, Season 2
  • Finish The Morning Show
  • Finish/Catch up on Suits
  • Atypical (season 2 +)
  • Finish The Politician
  • The Good Place (season 3+) (Update: done!)
  • Stranger Things, Season 2+
  • The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
  • Mad Men
  • West Wing
  • House of Cards (season ?? +)
  • Brooklyn 999

Courses

  • The Complete Ruby on Rails course (Udemy)
  • Javascript (Udemy)
  • Node.js (Udemy)
  • Illustrator CC (Udemy)
  • Any post on this list of 450 free Ivy League courses. I want to do this with Micole, so that I can help prepare her for her college phase (if she even goes in September, who knows???).

Writing

  • Write regularly on this blog
  • Write professionally (see above)
  • Plot a book
  • Write a book

New Skills

  • See “courses” above
  • How to shoot and edit a vlog

Activities with Kids

  • Vlog
  • Board games
  • Lego (we have 3 mega boxes to build!)
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Documentaries
  • Find something/somewhere that we can do OUTSIDE the house

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