Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: August 2017

1837 Be a groupie
1836 Be extravagant with your praise
1852 Develop a list of graceful excuses for all those occasions you’d like to skip
1841 Down an Imperial pint in London’s Samuel Pepys pub on the Thames
1839 Earn royalties
1843 Finish a Middleton acrostic in less than thirty minutes
1834 Get a free health club membership
1844 Get used to bifocals
1857 Grow your nails long and be a hand model
1842 Grow your own vegetables
1853 Have a best friend who’s really honest when you need it
1851 Have a secret hiding place
1832 Have your home drawn in charcoal and framed
1845 Know the difference between a tee and a hex nut, a Phillips and a slotted screw
1860 Know what you would be willing to do for a million dollars
1855 Let your hair down
1848 Make a wish upon a star
1858 Make soup from scratch
1846 Operate a radial arm saw
1854 Own a handknit sweater
1859 Revisit your first dorm room with your freshman roommate
1831 Send in your Publisher’s Clearing House entry
1847 Shave with Kiehl’s
1835 Spoil kids every once in a while
1850 Start at Lake Tear of the Clouds and go by canoe down the Hudson to the Statue of Liberty
1840 Straighten George Steinbrenner out
1849 Tour Slimbridge with Prince Charles
1856 Wear a milk mustache in a “got milk?” ad, or be featured in an American Express ad
1833 Wear flowers in your hair or lapels
1838 Win with a royal flush

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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