Monthly List: July 2012

26 Be a Riot Grrl
01 Be an extra in a movie
09 Become an eccentric billionaire and run for president
11 Catch a foul ball at a professional baseball game
27 Change your name to have all the letters in lowercase
08 Donate some body parts
15 Drink a mint julep at the Kentucky Derby
28 Flirt
23 Get married at Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World
06 Have dim sum for breakfast
14 Have multiple orgasms
22 Have your immigrant ancestors’ names engraved on a plaque at Ellis Island
02 Learn the first 5 Amendments
24 Make a religious pilgrimage – to Mecca, Santiago de Compostela, Jerusalem, or Graceland
25 Master the pregnant pause and a deadpan delivery
17 Memorize Hamlet’s “What a piece of work is man” speech
07 Milk a cow
21 Organize a food drive for the needy
16 Pay for the next car at the tollbooth
20 Pay off your school loans
29 Pay your parents back for college
30 Read Joyce’s Ulysses without a trot
19 Reconstruct a dinosaur
10 Rent an apartment on the Seine for two months
03 See a green iceberg
04 See the Aurora Borealis from Denali
18 Skywrite a message to someone
12 Spelunk
05 Travel at warp speed
12 Win the Palme d’Or at Cannes

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value. One of my favorite quotes is: “A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.

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