Life List  

demonicsexkitten 42F
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2/2/2006 12:57 am

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Life List

There was a wonderful article in our local newspaper last week about Life Lists. Basically, you sit and put pen to paper... and make note of all the things you wish to do in your lifetime. Then put it somewhere so you can see it regularly, and mark off the list as you get to it. I know i've been walking around with an internal list, but never did put it to paper yet. They say writing it down helps get it out in the open... maybe it's the "nagging" factor... and keeps it fresh in your mind, hence encouraging to complete them.

To quote from the Spokesman Review 1/22/06:
"Life lists are serious compilations of the things you want to do, see and experience in your lifetime.
The items on your list could be as adventurous as flailing around at the end of a bungee cord in NZ or zipping off to Norway to see the aurora borealis.... [A]s indulgent ... as staying at a five-star hotel, wacky as travelling to Fiji to stand on the International Date Line while warbling "Tomorrow". (my note: that one actually sounds fun lol)
Go back to school. Complete an unusual collection. It's your list. You're the only one who can write it and the only one who can bring the items to fruition."

Some of their tips:
1: Start writing it down. It serves as a focus and constant reminder. It becomes more real, hence you're more likely to realize the items on your list.
2: Aim High. Make it as long as you want and include everything that comes to mind. "Who knows? The most daring item on your list-the one that friends and loved ones think you'll never do-may be the one you accomplish first."
3: Be expansive. "Try to put at least 25 items on your list. And, as you write, do your best to recall places and activities that have intrigued you in recent years, as well as things that fascinated you as a child."
4: Do some research. If you need extra help coming up with ideas, turn to books, such as Patricia Schultz's "1,000 Places to See Before You Die". (It's a great book... last year as I was about to head to Egypt, and my best friend to Mexico... she handed me the book to browse thru. I later bought it for my own future inspiration).
5: Risk embarressment. As simple as it sounds... don't let fear of what others will think interfere with your dreams. (yeah... i typed it. now i need to read and apply it lol).
6: Get Organized. Edit your list to "doables" "maybes" and "probably nots". Then take the doable list and start researching. Read up, make plans, get involved, start doing.


The picture at left (if it shows up) is a side-street in Alexandria, Egypt. While travelling to Egypt was never on my internal "Life List" on it's own, it's the one place I've been.

What's on YOUR list? (I'll share my list later. Gotta work now)

KMA5 41M
771 posts
2/2/2006 12:18 pm

Besides kidnapping my child and moving to Italy where I shall live out my life running my restaurant and giving her enough schooling to come back here and run the government, I have no list. Maybe I should get started. Maybe I will go to Fiji....

PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
2/2/2006 4:34 pm

We'll see hwat I can come up with... if I can think of anything I really want to do.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

playtime44uandi 54M
6545 posts
2/4/2006 8:44 pm

I used to make a list of things i wanted to buy over the year, instead of making a new years resolution on Jan,1. It helped me stay focused & I did get most of the things I wanted when I did that.
Making list of things is a great way to keep your self moving & helps you to apreciate what you have in your life.

~We'll Leave The Light On~

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