It feels very odd to me that it’s already the second of December. We’re not even finished all the turkey left over from Thanksgiving. (But the stuffing and home made cranberry sauce is long gone.) The cool thing about it being December is soon I get to tally up my year.
Remember back to a few weeks before the end of 2012. I had an idea to make a list of all the “scary” things I had done that year (original post). Well, I have been keeping track of the cool and crazy things that have happened over the last 11 (almost 12) months. I’ve kept track of the scary things I’ve done, books I’ve read and new movies I’ve seen. I haven’t looked back in the notebook yet but in about 2 weeks, the first anniversary of the scary list, I’ll be tallying up these crazy things and give you guys the highlights. I know I’ve missed a few things over the year that had happened but that’s okay to me.
The Scary List was an experiment for me. It was to have me do something for an entire year. Sure it’s something small but I did do it for an entire year. Did I capture everything? Heck no, but I think I got most of the good stuff and looking back at it will help me remember how awesome my life is and how un-boring things really are. Will I continue the Scary List? You betcha! With the anticipation of seeing what I’ve done in 2013, I can’t wait to see what amazing things I’ll be doing in 2014. The neat thing about this entire list is, as I wrote done entries into the book, it made me remember the events and the feelings too. Also, knowing that I was recording made me feel good. I might not remember all the details of things over the last year, but now that it’s written down, I’ll always have a reminder of them.
My life’s motto is still “do one thing every day that scares you” and most days I need to remind myself to do that. I’m not jumping out of airplanes or wrestling alligators on a daily basis (and I have no intention to do either…. EVER) but just pushing my comfort zone just a wee bit. Some days it’s a big push, other days it’s much smaller but I really want to focusing on living up to the challenge.
So, I’ll keep the Scary List going and will try to find a way to remind myself every day to something that scares me, to push me, to challenge me. I’m not sure what that reminder will be quite yet but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. (No tattoos or anything that crazy.)