As we count down to the new yr, 2020 appeared like we would have all the time in the world to get to our plans. LOL!!! The staff solutions: What did you assume you’d complete now that you have ‘more’ free of charge time?

Jayne Haugen Olson, Editor-in-Chief: Paint! Wallpaper! (Ha!)

Rebecca Rowland, Controlling Editor: I’ve listened to men and women converse of introspection and a shift to intentional acts during this time of isolation and separateness. Despite being busier than I’ve even been in my profession, I assume I’ve felt a little bit of that blessing and that shift to building space and time for the goodness. Despite the tension, the challenge, the complexity, I have experimented with to maintain spouse and children central, to be grateful for the goodness all over me, to get outside and breathe the new air and walk, and to observe just how unique each sunrise and sunset can be from working day to working day. It is worthy of noticing.

Stephanie March, Senior Foodstuff & Dining Editor: Sanity?

Steve Marsh, Senior Author: I’m one of the fortunate ones—I’ve had virtually the similar sum of free of charge time as I had pre-pandemic. I just had all of it this yr in one fucking location: my household. 

Madison Bloomquist, Associate Editor: I had a “fun to-do list” and an “organizational to-do list” and neither one is complete. Maybe this wintertime I’ll eventually watch all the Marvel films in buy and deep-cleanse my freezer… but who am I kidding? I’ll almost certainly rewatch New Lady and just get pissed off each and every time I try to snag a frozen pizza and get assaulted by baggage on baggage of frozen veggies I under no circumstances truly use. I am who I am.

Peter Diamond, Electronic Editor: Will 2021 be the yr I kayak?

Caitlin Abrams, Staff Photographer: I considered I would have go through extra books, but I leaned extra into Tv set to escape. 

Natalie Hall, Assistant Editor, Studio MSP: I figured my bed room and bathroom would be cleaner. Ha! As if that is what I would do with further free of charge time—but a female can dream.

Justine Jones, Editorial Intern: I wanted to go through extra books than I ever had in a year—and I did go through a superior number, but at occasions it was so difficult to focus and drop myself in a story. As much as I looked for ease and comfort and escape, I discovered myself drawn again into each day information cycles, and the anxiousness that came with them. But I did take care of to go through a handful of books that have been at the top rated of my list for a while, from Octavia Butler, Maggie Nelson, and Louise Erdrich.

Katie Swartzer, Editorial Intern: The splits! 

Julia Zerull, Editorial Intern: I was fully expecting to go again to being the bookworm I when was, loaded up on a new stack to go through my way through… and then I discovered TikTok.