There’s Just too Much to see Waiting in Front of me….
The great Jimmy Buffett. Some like him, some don’t, but I was raised in Florida and the Buffett classics hold a very close place to my heart, and possibly run through my blood. Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes is one of those classics that brings new meaning every time I listen.
Jimmy says it best that “there’s just too much to see, waiting in front of me, and I know that I just can’t go wrong.”
I am in the prime of my life. These are the years when a person can choose to be content with everything they have, and coast through their remaining years, not worrying about enhancing their mind, or experiencing anything new. I have a beautiful home, the best boyfriend I could have ever dreamed of, and a dog I would give my leg to if she needed it. But with those things at my side, I have so much more to do and to see and to be!
When you are happy in your life, it is easy to not push yourself. Enter the 101 in 1001 (www.dayzeroproject.com). About a month ago, a friend sent me her blog about her adventure with the 101. I was instantly inspired! The premise is that you make a list of 101 things you would like to accomplish in 1001 days. I looked at many other people’s lists. Some had things that were unrealistic to accomplish in 1001 days (ie: get married. Come on now! If you are going to make that happen in 1001 days, I am guessing your marriage won’t last another 1001!) or things that were completely out of budget (ie: Visit every continent. Now that would be nice but…). There were also tasks that were just ridiculous (ie: kiss in the rain). I decided I would take a much more logical approach to my list. I wanted only items that actually could be accomplished with a little dedication, and mean something to me once they are completed. I did not want a task that an outside force (money, time, other people) would hold me back from accomplishing.
So here it is, my 101! Today, May 16, 2010 is my start day. 1001 days from now, February 11, 2013, is my end date. It is going to take a lot of dedication, from me and the BF, to get this accomplished. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I welcome your comments, and any help you may be able to give me along the way!
“Let the winds of change blow over my head
I’d rather die while I’m living then live while I’m dead” -Jimmy Buffett