Monthly List: October 2016

1541 Allow yourself an outburst
1559 Attend the tulip festival in Seattle
1534 Blow off the obsequious
1550 Buy a sex toy
1533 Caveat emptor
1548 Chase a tornado
1556 Coin a great label for a generation
1543 Come from behind
1537 Consider the opposite
1544 Defy gravity
1551 Experience Brazilian Carnival
1552 Fall in love on public transportation
1539 Go undercover with a tape recorder
1535 Jump out of the cake
1536 Know the way out and the way in
1555 Live in a Soho loft
1557 Make homemade tortillas
1546 Master a kinky technique
1547 Meet the love of your life’s ex, and shake his or her hand and say “thank you”
1549 Memorize “Jabberwocky”
1538 Orbit the earth
1554 Play bebop
1545 Pledge money to public television or radio
1553 Read Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, and Burroughs
1531 Read the Beatitudes
1542 Sing in a glee club, a capella group, or barbershop quartet
1560 Spend a few days in a place where you are the minority
15558 Tell everyone special to you that you love them
1540 Wear a virtual reality helmet
1532 Win an amateur photography competition

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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