Your Weekly Kuhnspiration (October 1, 2012)

Recently, a friend and I spent time talking about the concept of a bucket list, and I realized that this time of year is as good a time as any for people to think about their lists. It’s right before one of the busiest, most distracting times of year (holidays) and the mild, soothing weather can encourage those invigorating walks we often need to gather our thoughts, clear our minds of all of the utterly mindless bullshit that can accumulate and clog our thought processes and really focus on what’s important to us. Each January 1, we invest so much energy and thought into our New Year’s resolutions and, if you’re a bizarre control freak like me, far too much time on a daily basis for weekly and monthly to-do lists, but often we lose sight of the big picture, wherever it needs to take us…

And that picture is…?

What do we want to look back on our life with fondness about? What memories, experiences, people, places, lessons, etc. will have been worth our time?

I am so impressed with those who make a conscious effort to tackle these items with fervor and determination, because I’ve always looked at these other goals and aspirations as this other list of things to do that I pine over but don’t really do anything about. I have a friend and colleague who is attacking her list with directed energy and focus, and I respect the hell out of her for it. Plus, she’s a mom, and I can’t think of a greater lesson you could teach your children than to go after your dreams and to not live with fear or regret. Kudos to her! (You know who you are…)

So I ask you —

Do you have a bucket list, and if so, would you be willing to share some of the items on your own list as well as why they made the cut?

I would love to hear from you, though I certainly wouldn’t expect you to share your whole list since there are likely some personal items you may wish to keep close to your heart. I’ll check in with you later in the week and divulge if I have such a list and if so, some of its contents.

In the meantime, make the most out of every moment this week when you can. Don’t look back on your week with regret while you still have plenty of time to go at it with gusto!

Cheers to finding that daily spark in your life!
~Chris

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