Monthly List: May 2013

327 Be a star
312 Be frivolous
305 Consult a plastic surgeon
307 Get remarried
326 Have a house on the ocean
329 Have a long, warm, serious talk with your folks
306 Have bookcases built in
308 Impress the boss
314 Interview your grandparents about their childhoods
316 Invest in the stock market
320 Learn the second stanza of “the Star Spangled Banner”
311 Line dance or hand-jive
325 Live in Tangiers
309 Make chocolate chip pancakes
321 Plan a picnic for one
301 Play a game of Strip Monopoly
322 Predict the next big thing
304 Quit smoking
303 Rent and operate a bulldozer
315 Research your family tree
302 Restore an old house
328 Retire young
318 Speak in Haiku
310 Stay at Balmer’s Herberge in Switzerland
319 Train a seeing-eye dog
313 Travel the globe
330 Win a trophy
323 Win an Olympic medal
324 Write a great novel
317 Write a Haiku

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.