My 22 for 2022 List

As you may know, Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling author of The Happiness Project and many other books, challenges people to create a to-do list of what they want to accomplish in the coming year. The items can be easy or ambitious. While I don’t always accomplish everything on my list, I enjoy making it and keeping it handy because I like nothing better than checking things off!

So, without further ado, here is my 22 for 2022 list.

  1. Finish the first draft of my book. This is the big goal for the year, guys!
  2. Plan a day of fun with each one of my nieces and nephews. I have five total, and I’d like to know them better. This is my favorite item on this list. I’m so excited to do this.
  3. Replace my driver’s license with a Real ID (I carried this over from last year’s list)
  4. Purchase, frame, and hang new artwork for the house. Some of the pieces I own were in my first apartment after college. Yikes!
  5. Take a family vacation to Maine to see Acadia National Park
  6. Read 35 books this year, but at least half of them must be titles I already own.
  7. Build up my personal brand on LinkedIn by posting there 2-3 times a week.
  8. Make my bed every morning and do the dishes every night.
  9. Learn Instagram. It’s time.
  10. Decorate my home office to create a haven for working, writing, and reading.
  11. Clean out and reorganize the laundry room to make it a more functional space.
  12. Visit a new indie bookstore in every town I go to and buy something to support their business.
  13. Lose 20 lbs and keep it off. (Friends, please don’t send me your suggestions for how to do this. I know you mean well, but I have a plan. Thanks!)
  14. Find ways to work smarter, not harder.
  15. Submit articles for publication to get my name out there.
  16. Be a better literary citizen and find more ways to support other writers in their work.
  17. Attend a Shabbat Service at least once a month.
  18. Reserve 22 minutes of “me time” every day to read, walk, nap, pet my dog, or do whatever.
  19. Drink more water. (I’m so bad at this)
  20. Create a system to handle all my papers – including magazines. I have so many magazines.
  21. Go on more date nights with my husband.
  22. TBD – I’m reserving this slot for a goal to be determined at a later date.

Does anyone else make a list like this? If so, please share!



4 comments on My 22 for 2022 List

  1. Robert Krantweiss
    January 11, 2022 at 6:03 pm (5 months ago)

    Very ambitious list. Good luck. Dad

  2. Tamara
    January 6, 2022 at 1:55 pm (5 months ago)

    I’m not very good at setting goals. Your list is great, I would want many of these thing to happen. However I lack discipline to tackle the grunt work. Know what I mean?

    Bottom line: In 2022 I want to be happy and healthy, and I need to find a fun way to accomplish the latter.

    People have recommended Acadia. We visited Maine twice but never made it to the N.P. It’s a beautiful state from what we have seen. Hope you get to enjoy it!

  3. Sinziana
    January 6, 2022 at 1:54 pm (5 months ago)

    This is a great and useful list! I would also love to have a home office…maby in the future.

  4. Jen
    January 6, 2022 at 12:46 pm (5 months ago)

    Great list. Many of the items I would include on my own list. I had not heard of Gretchen’s book so I may have to check it out from the library. Good luck as you work through your list and 2022.

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