Today’s Reverb10 blog post topic comes from Patti Digh: “Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.”
A quick side note on Patti: She has a blog called “37 Days – what would you be doing today if you only had 37 days to live?” and I highly recommend that you check it out. It is so random (and not random, of course) that I came across her blog today, because just last night I was talking to a friend about this exact topic – what would you do if you knew you only had a short amount of time to live? Really, what would you do?! Patti has made a commitment to ask herself this question every morning: ‘what would I be doing today if I only had 37 days to live?’ – I think my life would be more fulfilling if I were to do the same.
Okay, back to the 5 minutes. I set my alarm, wrote like hell, and here’s what I’d like to remember:
1. Came up with the idea, built, and launched www.SocialGoodToday.com in under three weeks. I don’t remember the last time I was so passionate about something.
2. Met Karen Tse, founder of International Bridges to Justice and Gianni Rostti, founder of Freedom Children by eavesdropping on their conversation in a little café in Sacramento, and drumming up the courage to introduce myself. They will be featured on the above site soon. It’s absolutely amazing what life brings when you set something in motion.
4. Thanksgiving with my family and friends was priceless. And so were my mom’s snowball cookies
5. Trip to San Francisco to hang out with my youngest brother. It was a short trip, but it was great.
7. Fantasy Football (3 leagues with family and friends) – one of my favorites times of the year.
10. My birthday: dinner with two of my brothers and three of my friends. Was home by 10pm. Had some wine, did some reading and did some reflecting. It was perfect.
11. Got my own place for the first time in my life (I’ve always lived with one of my brothers). I love it.
I want to encourage you to do the same. 5 minutes – write down everything you want to remember…GO! Oh, and feel free to list some of them in the comments section below!