Monthly List: October 2014

823 Accept ambiguity
826 Ask to spend the night in jail
834 Be a colonel in the war on poverty
832 Climb every mountain
831 Cut your own name in stone so it will last forever
816 Dive off a cliff into the water
820 Drink the milk from a coconut with a straw
822 Embrace chaos
833 Ford every stream
836 Get a doctorate
840 Get into the highest tax bracket
838 Get out of debt
817 Go back to your grade school and see if you can climb the rope to the top
824 Have enough to retire gracefully
829 Have five or six showerheads
815 Imagine the most pleasurable ________(fill-in-the-blank)
830 Keep meetings short and productive
819 Know the difference between aa and pahoehoe
821 Love to loaf, loaf to live, and live to loaf
811 Print your motto on your personal checks
814 Reinvent the wheel
813 Slide down the brass fire pole
827 Swim with the sharks
837 Take a course at or get a degree from Harvard
835 Take the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
828 Thwart a mugger
818 Use a chain saw and a wood chipper
825 Walk across a suspension bridge
812 Watch a building being demolished or blown up
839 Wear silk pajamas

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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