Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: January 2013

184 Bathe in the Ganges
188 Become a Monty Python expert
187 Bottle your own preserves
189 Buy a $100 bottle of wine and share it with your oldest friends
209 Call a radio station and dedicate a song to your mom
181 Dance in the gazebo while on The Sound of Music tour in Salzburg
201 Don’t shave for a few days
190 Grow a beard
200 Grow an amaryllis
207 Have a designer create your personal stationery
194 Have a local restaurant deliver breakfast in bed for two
186 Have a truly amazing one-night stand
208 Have someone else clean your place from top to bottom
198 Have your palm or tarot cards read
195 Hire a violinist to play while you and a loved one have dinner
182 Ice-skate by candlelight at midnight
206 Leave your umbrella and take a walk in the summer rain
202 Order yourself a birthday cake
193 Provoke
197 Read Lady Chatterley’s Lover
204 Rearrange all the furniture in your living room
196 Send someone a “just thinking of you” card
191 Shave off your beard
185 Sit in first class
192 Ski by torchlight
203 Smoke a big fat cigar
183 Stay at a Spanish parador
205 Stomp some grapes in Tuscany
210 Take a bateau ride on the Seine
199 Walk on the beach in winter

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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