Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: April 2017

1711 Ably describe honky-tonk, ska, and high-lonesome
1723 Amaze your friends by memorizing all the US Vice Presidents
1722 Apprehend a drug lord
1725 Attend a Rave
1731 Be able to explain a hedge fund, risk arbitrage, and a mutual fund
1735 Be there when the drill hits a gusher
1738 Beat an incurable disease
1717 Devise your own definition of beauty
1729 Frame all your past and present business cards
1726 Gather a bunch of friends for a Halloween hayride
1713 Get a full-body tan
1724 Get Botox
1730 Hang mistletoe in August
1733 Hang out with a revolutionary
1714 Have your monograph published
1720 Have your own website
1739 Interview JD Salinger and ask him to tell you about his father, the butter and egg man
1727 Jet-ski in choppy waters
1732 Learn to communicate with animals
1736 Learn to love words like Nabokov
1737 Live within your means
1716 Make Donny Osmond serenade you with “Puppy Love
1715 Make the first string
1719 Portage a canoe
1728 Raise ants, bees, or worms
1734 Rappel
1721 Read a big, thick Russian novel
1740 Release balloons in church
1718 Spend a day watching the entire Rocky, Star Wars, or Friday the 13th collection
1712 Weave your way through the loopholes

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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