Monthly List: February 2015

951 Be a chimney sweep for a day
932 Be the life of the party
945 Buy someone a present for no reason at all
934 Call a psychic hotline and discover your past lives
943 Create your own Love Potion Number 9
942 Have a picnic on the beach in February
933 Join the circus
947 Lead a line dance at a wedding
953 Look after you leap
940 Make a gingerbread house from scratch
949 Make the Joneses keep up with you
936 Order a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at a business lunch
954 Order from the kid’s menu
959 Play with your food
931 Pull an all-nighter
948 Read the Marquis de Sade
935 Raise your own livestock
946 Read The Story of O to your lover
939 Ride in a stretch limo on a first date
938 Service your own car
955 Shop at a farmer’s market
941 Smile, relentlessly, at a grumpy person
950 Start a trend
944 Study at a culinary arts institute
957 Swim around Manhattan
956 Swim the English Channel
958 Tap, with pride, at the Macys Tap-A-Thon
960 Vamp
952 Wear stripes, florals, and plaids together
937 Win a game of Trivial Pursuit

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.