At the end of your life, as you’re laying on your death bed, I’m guessing you’re not going to say to yourself…”Boy, I wish I would have put in more hours at my job”
I’ve signed up to teach a 4 week course at our local community college I’m calling Creating Your own Personal “Bucket List” a spin off of the movie by the same name. Do you know what’s funny- before the movie came out, I had been working off of a personal bucket list for at least 10 years- didn’t call it that, but that’s what it was…so when I saw the movie, I thought to myself…hey/ those guys stole my idea.
Here’s the course description:
Treat yourself to four weeks of fun, laughter, and personal reflection. The Bucket List is a list of things you might want to do before you “Kick the bucket.” Local Author and teacher DM will act as a facilitator using various activities to help you begin your own bucket list. Class size limited. Begins Feb.3 4 weeks 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM $35.00
Here are some tidbits from my class notes since chances are, you won’t be able to make it:
As the facilitator of this class, I will have succeeded if :
A. By the end of the week 4 you to have a list of at least 10 items on it.
We will discuss :
What is leisure?
What does “relaxing” look like to you?
What’s the difference between leisure, relaxing and hedonism?
I have 4 or 5 handouts, 3 guest speakers in mind (besides myself) , an excellent book to recommend and a movie to watch.
In the early 1980’s I read a book by Tim Hansel called When I Relax I Feel Guilty. It had more of an impact on my life than I realized at the time….here are two excerpts from the book:
“ If I had my life to live over again, I’d try to make more mistakes next time: I would relax, I would limber up, I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I know of very few things I would take seriously. I would take more trips, I would be crazier… I would eat more ice cream and less beans; I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. You see I’m one of those people who lives life prophylactically and sensibly hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them…”
“Do something unusual. Be an experimenter. Meet new people, try new experiences. Let people think you’re loony. Wear a funny hat or put your shirt on backwards for a day…’ Hug a tree, fly a kite, wear a button, jog in triangles. Go for a long walk in your bare feet. Poke some holes in your rigidity. This is not a time to be timid. Take a chance, it’s worth it.”
Thoughs, questions, comments?