Not only did I spent time helping him plan, but I also basically mapped out 2022 in monthly calendar form.
✔︎ Vacation days I plan on taking (including penciled-in numbers to count the days to make sure I have enough – I get 29/year currently which includes time off on holidays)
✔︎ Likely family trip dates with potential/tentative destinations
✔︎ Good places for future mini-breaks
✔︎ Jewish holidays I often forget to request off for (Passover + Rosh Hashanah). Though I am not personally very religious, being there for family gatherings — which are now happening again — is important to me!
Lists I created:
Since this little soft-back book has lined pages placed between each monthly layout, I decided to house my yearly lists there instead of in the Hobonichi memo book. This little book will still fit inside the A5 Hobonichi cover! Lists I made:
✔︎ 22 for 2022
✔︎ Family travel ideas
✔︎ Local outings (place to keep ideas + check off when we go!)
✔︎ TV to watch
✔︎ Couple mini-break trips / date ideas
✔︎ Cooking (ie, things to make)
✔︎ Fall fun list (my fave season to make a list for!)
✔︎ 2022 Gift List
✔︎ Ideas for 2023 (!)
Planning with Josh
Josh did not fill out a 2022 calendar, but I did help him update his lists! We took out his old lists, a bunch of sheets of paper with items on them, and one by one did a ‘capture’ where we reconfigured them onto new lists, including:
Rest of 2021 (Q4/Q5)
In each of these, Josh had quadrants of WORK / HOME+FAMILY / SELF / HOBBIES+PROJECTS
He also has a number of bullet journal-style “collections” in his system – Books to Read, Guitar, etc.
THEN we spent time making fun lists together such as our top 10+ movies of all time. (This is a surprisingly hard exercise, by the way!).
Anyway, it was a fun and satisfying thing to do while away from the kids (because . . . when else can we do something like that!?).
I have high hopes for this upcoming year. Not that 2021 was terrible, but I suspect 2022 will be even better.