Monthly List: May 2014

688 Admit that it’s too hard and try again
663 Appear in a music video
683 Arrange sweet surprises
661 Attend a town meeting
664 Bake the best apple pie
671 Be more persuasive
669 Be the clown in the dunking booth
676 Board the river tour in Chicago
680 Eat salt water taffy and cotton candy
690 Eat, drink, and be very merry
670 Finish school
662 Get involved
667 Give a friend a copy of your favorite novel
665 Grow the largest pumpkin
679 Have your own carnival stand
689 Hold out until he, she, or it gets it right
687 Learn to play bridge
685 Live without a phone for a full seven days
686 Overcome your most dreaded fear
666 Raise ribbon-winning livestock
674 Ride a cable car in San Francisco
678 Ride a merry-go-round
673 Ride the circle line around Manhattan
675 Sail a yacht down the Miami Intercostal
681 Sing Christmas carols around the middle of August
668 Start a wave at the stadium
682 Stop making New Year’s resolutions
672 Take a tour of movie stars’ homes
677 Tear a phone book in half with your bare hands
684 Write the ending

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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