I started keeping my “Spritely List” as a sort of appendix to the annual plan I had to turn in for my job each year. At the time, I was feeling a little down on my life — lacking in expendable income, a city girl living in a rural area, friends scattered across the country after college, and feeling like I was being sent out to pasture at the ripe old age of 22. Those were the colors of my young adult glasses, anyways. SO, to ward off the blues, I promised myself that I would make the effort to look around me for adventures, and for friends to enjoy them with.
AND I promised myself I would make the time and find the resources to do something on my list at least once a month.
Without my list, I don’t think that I would have ever started a dinner club and made a bunch of wonderful friends in the process, or made space in my schedule to take a Pilates class, or saved up for shoestring budget but priceless trip romping around some incredible places in Europe I’d only read about in my textbooks.
Those things I wrote down became priorities for me, and I’m so glad!
And my list has evolved and changed over the years, especially as I’ve moved on to new places and new seasons in my life. I look forward to sharing bits and pieces of what I’ve learned right here on this site.
Want to Make Your own Spritely List?
I am excited to share some of the things that have helped me create my list, so you can make one tailored just for you. I created The Spritely List Guide with you in mind. If you sign up for the Stay Spritely e-newsletter, the PDF will be sent to you for free!
It’s the perfect thing to sit down with before the start of the new year, with a warm drink in hand. No matter what your life looks like right now, I’ll help you gather ideas and possibilities to look forward to in the coming year. And I hope it can be a resource you can keep coming back to for ideas and inspiration. Enjoy!