Monthly List: October 2015

1172 Be in the headlines
1200 Buy nothing for a weekend – not even public transportation
1174 Direct a movie
1195 Dye your eyebrows
1190 Embellish the good old stories
1198 Examine a Whopper under a microscope
1197 Examine you tear under a microscope
1193 Float in the Dead Sea
1191 Get your PDA in perfect shape
1178 Jam at the Village Vanguard
1196 Learn Double Dutch
1188 Leave the bed unmade, the toilet seat up, and the toothpaste cap off – just once
1187 Leave the place in better shape than you found it
1183 Lose with true dignity
1176 Moonlight with you hobby
1186 Outfox the bean counters
1181 Pitch a no-hitter
1189 Plant an indoor herb garden
1182 Play “The Star Spangled Banner” like Hendrix did
1180 Play in the majors
1171 Pose for a full-page ad
1184 Relearn “walk the doggie” with your yo-yo
1177 Sell something by direct mail
1185 Send unsigned valentines to people in the office
1194 Spend the night in a pyramid
1173 Star in the show
1175 Take a mountain bike to the Ozarks
1199 Teach yourself how to repair an engine
1179 Throw strikes
1192 Write out your plan for life

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.