Monthly List: August 2012

57 Attend a Star Trek convention
45 Awake to the sounds of macaws or spider monkeys in a tropical rain forest
43 Be able to explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
42 Blow smoke rings
56 Build a tree house
47 Crash a ritzy party
55 Create a Zine
41 Crush a beer can with one hand
60 Discover a new talent
49 Do something scandalous
44 Get a professional makeover
51 Give someone a reason to believe in God
31 Hang glide in Chamonix
32 Have pizza the way it was made in Bronx bars in the 1940s
37 Learn to drive a stick shift
35 Light a candle in the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Hall of Remembrance
52 Lobby
38 Master the art of letter writing
53 Participate in a moonlight drum circle
39 Record a duet with Tony Bennett
34 Shake hands with someone famous
54 Start a Barbie collection
48 Stay in bed all day
46 Suddenly decide on and leave for a trip
36 Swim in each of the Seven Seas
59 Swim in Icelandic hot springs at sundown
50 Testify before Congress
40 Throw your panties at Tom Jones
33 Watch the sun set on Santorini
58 Write a letter to the editor

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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