It's hard work to do things yourself, and everyone is busy these days with long lists to do daily, which is why we tend to pay someone else do it for us.
With that in mind and because of choice, not necessity, (yet), I want to learn at least 1-2 new big things this year. I plan on starting with a very simple garden - maybe cucumbers and tomatoes to start, maybe some herbs. Hopefully next year will be even better, but for now that's the goal.
There's a multitude of things we can do for ourselves - and some that we cannot, or at least don't currently do ourselves. In striving for that simple life, I think the balance of choice or necessity really comes into play. We either learn to do things by choice, (we want to), or by necessity, (we have to).
Henry David Thoreau