I've been playing around with the Day Zero Project, which is kind of like a bucket list and kind of like a to-do list. And, boy, do I love to-do lists!
Here's my 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days list.
Now, these are not all things that I have never done but want to do someday. Some fall into the category of "I did that once, and it was great" or "I haven't done that in forever, and I miss it" or "I should do more of this".
- See a show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
- Go berry-picking
- Ride a bike
- Attend a Zumba class
- Go see a live musical
Some are things I've been meaning to get around to, like:
- Find out my blood type
- Change all my lightbulbs to CFLs
- Register as a potential bone marrow donor
- Get a passport
- Put together an emergency kit
Some are intended to make me stretch a little, learn something new, or get out of my comfort zone:
- Eat something I've never eaten before
- Donate an entire paycheck
- Participate in a flash mob
- Go vegetarian for a month
- Make a video and post it on YouTube
- Sing the national anthem for an event
- Finish at least 10 5K courses; improve time by 10 minutes
- Take Spanish lessons
Some are expected big steps as my life changes:
- Land an internship
- Get married
- Get a master's degree
- Write my will
- Register with an adoption agency
- Have LASIK vision correction
- Pay back all my grad school loans
Some are just to remind me to have fun!
- Try on a wig
- Play hide and seek in IKEA
- Buy flowers from the farmers' market
- Make Granddad's fudge
- Have a romantic weekend away
- Toast marshmallows over a fire
When I feel bored or like I don't know what to do next, I can pick a goal from the list to move forward with. And when I wonder why I feel so busy, I am reminded that I'm "in progress" with, oh, about 9 goals at once right now! On top of my other 2012 goals.
I can tell that the next couple of years are going to be exceptionally busy and full. I like it that way!