A New Monthly Life List (September 2015): Fun, Free and in Your Neighborhood

It is monthly life list time again! This month you will find a whole new assortment of local, free and helpful activities that you can start doing today in order to add more adventure to your life and to start making progress on your Life List. This month, challenge yourself to do one more item than you did on the last list. It is a great way to build momentum!

But This Is My First Time Seeing One of These?!

If this is your first time seeing one of these monthly lists, now is your chance to try out the Life List lifestyle without having to fully commit yourself. Find a friend, set aside some time and use this mission as an excuse to go adventuring! If you get a good story out of completing any of these items, come back to this post and share your experience with the community. We want to hear from you!

Monthly Life List: September 2015

The following is a life list that is meant to be fun, free and something that you can do locally. The only guideline is you should aim to finish as many items as possible by the deadline (see below!).

  • Take a new way to work or school
  • Donate an article of clothing
  • Be barefoot for an entire day
  • Use an old ingredient from your kitchen/pantry
  • Make a fire
  • Hug a stranger
  • Kiss someone you love
  • Find an unusual piece of art
  • Eat something new
  • Be grateful for something you have never been grateful for before

The Deadline

No Life List would be complete without a deadline. This monthly Life List’s deadline is:

September 30th 2015

How Did You Do On The Last List?

Do you have any stories, suggestions or photos from working on the last monthly Life List? Share them in the comments below! The whole group wants to hear from you!

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  • Dorothy Fast

    About a year (or so) ago, you had a life list challenge of “master a weapon” or something similar. Now I am already familiar with an epee, have a nodding acquaintance with firearms, flirted with knife throwing, and, while not terribly good at it, can use a bow and arrow. So for my weapon I decided to use … myself (it was that or baritsu).

    It started with a basic self-defense class. Most of it I already knew. I am not young, and I have successfully managed to avoid physical conflict for a number of decades, but to get back to the feeling of physically engaging with an opponent was extraordinary. So for the last few months I have been in an Aikido class, and am looking to step it up to something more challenging, like krav maga or jiu jitsu.

    None of this would ever have happened if I hadn’t been challenged to it, or challenged my personal definition of weapon.

    As my counter challenge: I like to dance, and recently spoke with a man who challenged himself, as a way of getting to know the area he moved to, with attending a different public dance lesson/class every week or so. He had done swing, tango, latin, flamenco, and when I caught up with him, he was doing Scottish country dance. So learning new dances as a way to meet new people – not bad!

    • Dorothy, you are incredible! :-D I hope to never have to fight you :-p

      Have you tried Krav Maga yet? I am very interested and curious to hear if Aikido acted as a useful stepping stone toward it.

      I love the dance idea as a way to meet new people. I just added it to my notes to include on the next list. Thank you!

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