A lot of the amazing ideas that show up on these pages come from the beautiful people in my life. Every now and again I am fortunate enough to meet a person who seems to be a fountain of inspiration and great ideas. This is one of those ideas, from one of those people. My new and amazing friend Cheryl. Now thanks to her we are all going to have a little homework this weekend. Before you begin cursing her out or feeling dread let me assure you this is a super fun ‘assignment’ you will enjoy doing and will add a lot of joy to your life. Have you ever noticed how excited young children seem to be about life? They continuously rattle off all the dreams and things they will accomplish when they grow up. Astronaut, world traveler, lion tamer and the list goes on. All the up to our teenage years we continue to dream. Then something seems to happen in our mid to late twenties, we begin to give up on our dreams one by one. They suffer from neglect and perish. Shortly there after so does our life, at least from a passionate standpoint. So here is your goal for this weekend, or if you are reading this after it has been published, for the next couple days. Take a momentary pause, make yourself a nice cup of coffee, or if you are Cheryl tea. Now sit down and begin a list of everything you would really like to do in your life. Maybe you would like to sail somewhere? Maybe you would learn how to sail? Learn to play an instrument? Travel to Fiji? By the way, if yours is the last one let me know maybe we can get a group discount. The point is here not to censor yourself. Write down whatever comes to mind no matter how far-fetched it may seem. leave at least one line between each item. When you have gotten a pretty decent list started go back at think about why you would like to do each item. Would you like to learn to sail because you love the feeling of the open water? Maybe you just like the feeling of controlling your own direction? The why here is really important, it gives the goal meaning. Now once you have completed your list keep it somewhere you will see it often. Bathroom mirror, liquor cabinet, wherever you go often. Read it often eventually you may find yourself faced with opportunities to do some of these things. It will reignite the fire and passion you had for life as a young child. Life will become an adventure again instead of just a job. I would love to describe other amazing things that will transpire, but writing this has fired me up enough to get started on my own list right now!