Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: August 2013

398 Bare your soul to a stranger
411 Be delirious
394 Bicycle through Amsterdam
418 Build a glorious, elaborate snow castle
419 Build an enormous sandman
396 Burn sandalwood incense
401 Create your own comic strip
399 Debate deconstructionism, Ssrtre, objectivism, and the definition of art, preferably in a smoky café
414 Do a voice-over
400 Drink mulled wine on a snowy night in Prague
415 Go to a Gospel Mass
412 Have cybersex
416 Learn how other cultures give birth
402 Lie naked on a wide open field beneath a brilliant moon
404 Make a photo album or collage for your best friend
391 Make angels in the snow
407 Participate in a dance-a-thon
397 Play with puppies
408 Put yourself on a pedestal
403 Record your dreams
420 Sing all the verses of “Amazing Grace”
417 Study how other cultures bury their dead
395 Take a milk bath
405 Travel by bus in Central or South America
393 Walk an elderly person across the street
392 Watch a hummingbird
409 Watch a professional belly dance
406 Witness a calf being born
410 Witness an Appalachian snake-handling ceremony
413 Write erotica

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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