Monthly List: July 2013

374 Attend a school reunion
371 Be the “It” girl of your generation
381 Be the Grand Marshal in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade
361 Box
383 Chair a board
380 Conduct a symphony orchestra
385 Dance at your grandchild’s wedding
386 Dance at your great-grandchild’s wedding
365 Design a garden
377 Eat a Vegemite sandwich
364 Have a Halloween bonfire with hot apple cider
363 Have a signature color
369 Hike the entire Appalachian Trail
367 Keep track of love
387 Learn to eat rice with chopsticks
379 Learn to play Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
388 Learn to whistle with two fingers
389 Make the perfect soufflé
366 Memorize the prologue of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Middle English
373 Rediscover your lover’s body
390 Rescue someone
375 Run for office
372 Sew a quilt
376 Shave your head
362 Solve a mystery
370 Take a wine-tasting course
382 Win an election
384 Write a play
378 Write your name in wet cement
368 Write your own vows

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.