Here it is May already and summer is knocking hard at the door like the determined home exteriors salesman I just had trouble shaking. For many of us there’s summer vacation; time off of work and school. In the meantime, there’s your stunningly crafted Bucket List that you want to complete. Here’s the perfect opportunity to hammer at it.
Instead of catching up on multiple seasons of cancelled Joss Whedon TV shows while lounging in your neighbors’ pool, challenge yourself to to work on your Bucket List this summer. Pick 3 or 4 or more items from your list and do them. If you don’t already have a bucket list, make a list of your hopes and dreams, the things you’d like to do before you die (if you want ideas, here’s mine- My Bucket List: 100 Things To Do Before I Die). Maybe you want to take a road trip across the US in a rusted Pinto or visit all the National Parks and take pictures while only leaving fingernail clippings. Maybe synchronized swimming with the dolphins is your thing or walking the Great Wall of China in a dirndl as you grow your beard.
Whatever you want to do, set a time frame, using Memorial Day as the start and Labor Day as the end (or if you want to do it during the ‘official’ summer, the astronomical summer this year begins Wed, June 20 & ends Friday, Sept 21). Setting a timeframe and a deadline should help motivate you to work on it. You might be able to complete far more than 3 or 4 things on you list.
Sure you’re young and have plenty of time to get things done. But what if the world ends in 2012 (you know, Mayans and all)? What if you die this year? (How’s that for motivation?) Anyway, there’s no time like the present. Who knows what you can do with 3 months. I haven’t decided yet which items I’ll attempt. Good luck and may the force be with you. db
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The secret word is motivation
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