Monthly List: November 2012

149 Attend a Catholic mass
129 Attend the Olympics
142 Bake a rhubarb pie from scratch
146 Catch fireflies
128 Create an unforgettable ad campaign
137 Cut a demo tape at a recording studio
133 Do Outward Bound
140 Fill a time capsule with magazines, CDs, photographs, letters, and t-shirts, then bury it
139 Go down the Snake River in a dory
130 Go paintballing
134 Haggle….and win
132 Hot-air balloon over a desert
135 Invent or patent something
125 Learn a new computer program
143 Learn to play an instrument
147 Learn to sail
121 Learn to sew
131 Leave someone a $100 tip
122 Make you own bread
150 Meditate with monks
127 Own a velvet Elvis
136 Press some flowers
124 Read, understand, and memorize three poems
145 Ride a bicycle built for two
141 Ride a boxcar for a couple of days
123 Shoot a crossbow
138 Skinny-dip
126 Swallow a goldfish
144 Venture cross-country on a Harley
148 Visit a synagogue

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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