Monthly List: September 2014

804 *69 someone
783 Attend an outdoor bluegrass festival
807 Climb the cone of a volcano
808 Cut the cord and, if necessary, the apron strings
792 Date a supermodel
782 Eat dessert first
797 Finish a game of Risk
802 Get a facial
795 Get paid what you are worth and vice versa
809 Get to know your neighbors
799 Grow a handlebar mustache or mutton chops
787 Have a booth at a fea market
785 Have a closet lined in cedar
789 Have a fireplace or a wood stove
810 Have a vegetable garden
793 Improve something in the world besides yourself
786 Improve your doodles
788 Install a skylight over your bed
806 Join a volunteer fire department
790 Join the polar bear club
784 Learn to play a fiddle or ukulele
805 Live in a yurt or a tepee for a while
781 Overdo a good thing
803 Risk saying no more often
796 Send dozens of postcards for no particular reason
800 Stop at a cathedral at night when it’s empty
794 Take a natural vacation at a nudist colony
801 talk with your mouth full
791 Till a field
798 Write a long, interesting letter to faraway friends

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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