Monthly List: April 2013

272 Clam with your feet
299 Compose a steamy love letter
292 Drive a bus
274 Forage (eat nothing but food grown in the wild) for one weekend
279 Give a rousing or moving speech
300 Give someone a pedicure
280 Go night-swimming in a light rain
275 Inspire someone
282 Learn a new word every day for a whole summer
273 Learn the names of ten plants that grow in the wild, and be able to identify them
278 Make a giant chocolate chip cookie
276 Meet, and really speak to, three genuine eccentrics
286 Memorize “Who’s On First?”
283 Memorize the name of the play “the Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade”
271 Pick, then bob for apples
297 Pilot a Lear Jet
298 Plan an entire solo weekend
288 Question your faith
290 Question your lawyer
287 Question your sexuality
289 Question your values
291 Renew your vows
295 Ride a camel in the Negev Desert
294 Run the Boston Marathon
285 Scream as loud as you can
277 Send everyone you know a valentine
296 Sketch the ocean on a deserted beach
281 Watch a drive-in movie naked
284 Watch kittens being born
293 Write to an athlete, writer, celebrity, or political figure you particularly admire

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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