Photo by Sharon who wants to enjoy every moment of her life in NYC. You can see more photos from her latest adventure at 5 Pointz here. Worth it.
I like the way Liz is using Go Mighty to keep track of this goal.
Bonnie is taking this on Haruki Murakami-style.
I love it when being a part of Go Mighty leads to an in real life collaboration. Megan and Amy met up in Chicago to cross something off their Life Lists. The outing involved chickens and a local celebrity.
August, you’re off to a good start.
If you’re not a member of Go Mighty, our Life List community, don’t be shy. Invitations are issued within 24 hours of sign up.
A lot of good stories were shared on Go Mighty last week:
– Are you a hugger? Sara needs your help.
– “She was timid, fearful. She wasn’t sure of her place in the world, and she cared far too much about the opinions of others. The girl that sobbed on I-75 south from Cleveland, Tennessee to Atlanta in 2001 has been replaced by this woman who stopped waiting for her life to start.” Jessie, is beginning a new adventure.
– Sharon is on week 17 of her portrait project.
– My friend Jessica crossed something major off of her list. Congrats, sis.
– Sarah shares what she chose to do with her $1,000 Life List grant. It’s a good thing.
Go Mighty is still in beta, but we’re processing invitations within about 24 hours now, so come add your Life List and tell us what goal you’re crossing off next.
Photo by Sharon
Holy, holy, a lot is happening on Go Mighty this week.
Natalie Holbrook‘s #MightyLove project is about small acts of kindness online. Go Mighty’s plan was to donate $500 to a battered women’s shelter in NYC once we got to 500 tweets/instagrams tagged #mightylove. Which happened in a couple of hours. What the what? You guys are the best. The project is still going strong until April 12, so throw a compliment someone’s way. Meanwhile, Natalie is posting her favorite compliments on Go Mighty, so go see if you’re on her list.
My Go Mighty Skillshare class on Life Lists starts Monday, and one participant will receive a $1,000 goal grant from Go Mighty. Last month’s grant went to Emrys Kim, who’s planning a trip to South Korea to take spoken histories of women who were coerced into brothels during the Japanese occupation. Sign up for the class and let us know your plans.
We’re in our third week of the #ThankAWriter project with Nathan Bransford. Nathan’s letter this week was to the author and teacher that encouraged him to write his first novel. You should read it. Moving stuff.
I’ve enjoyed reading about which writers inspire you all and why. Here are a few letters written by Go Mighty members this week: To Kazuo Ishiguro, To Sharon G. Flake, To Lois Lowry, To Kay Ryan, To Martin Waddell, To Pam Houston, To Mo Willems.
So much good stuff, right? Keep it up, team. We are a snowball rolling downhill.
Photo credit: Sara Lucero
The Go Mighty team has been building a community of people who make things happen. Come be part of it.
I’m teaching a one-week Life List Workshop through Skillshare, starting April 8. It’s online, it’s only $20, and you should do it.
As part of the class, the Go Mighty team is choosing one participant (or group of participants, if you feel like doing a team project) to receive a $1,000 grant toward turning a dream into an action.
If you’ve been wanting to make a Life List, or meaning to choose a few goals to tackle, or thinking about supporting others who are working on their lists, you could do that later. But later is dumb. Instead, let’s do it right now:
Register for the Go Mighty Life List class with a $1000 grant opportunity for a goal to come to life.
See you there, doers. I will bring pizza.
In middle income families, there are thirteen books per child at home. In low income families, there is one book available per three hundred children. Libby wants to change the statistics in her community and she needs a little advice.
You won’t find a book in Helen Jane’s library, but, if you need a punch bowl, you’re in luck.
I love a good quest. Go, Corinna.
“I think about the families that made these dilapidated structures homes when they were shiny and new. I think of how tough life must have been in this dry, hot land before all the modern conveniences. I wonder where the people went.” – Chriss wants to photograph 100 abandoned houses.
Want a simple way to learn a new language? There’s an app for that. Thanks, Mary.
I’m really proud of the growing sense of community over on Go Mighty. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to load up your life list and share your experiences. Reading them is a daily source of inspiration and, after 12 years of writing here about my life list and all of the support I have received, it’s a joy to finally have the opportunity to read more about your goals and cheer you on.
Here are a few favorites from the week:
I shared my thoughts in the comments on this one. I cannot recommend this enough. It will transform your wardrobe.
I love this unique way to preserve a memory.
It’s never too late to become a ballerina.
This story prompted me to add a new goal to my life list. Good luck, Jessica. You’ve got this.
Loren wants to make handmade handkerchiefs as gifts to celebrate the milestones in her friends’ lives.
Photo credit: Maile Wilson
I gave this postcard of encouragement to my friend Fiona before her first swim lesson. While she conquers her fear of the water, I’m learning to swim freestyle. She’s sharing the experience on Go Mighty. Our first lesson was last week.
Here are a few experiences shared on Go Mighty that caught my eye this week:
Let’s talk about confidence. What makes you feel sexy?
Watch Kathryn complete her goal in 25 seconds.
Do you have a poem committed to memory? Come share your favorite line.
Cake #3 in Elizabeth’s 50 cakes for 50 people project: Orange Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache.
My doodling friend Helen Jane needs some nouns that begin with Q and X. Chime in, word nerds.
After a thirty-three year love affair, Sheri finally crossed this goal off of her list.
Have you added anything new to your life list, recently?
The Space Camp party was all right, I guess.
Every year when the geeks stand around drinking Tangtinis in their physics-jokes costumes, I want to weep with relief. You are my people.
On the other hand, Pluto is such a bummer lately.
Team Mighty is a little more upbeat.
I can’t wait to tell you all about the talks, projects, goals, and ideas that made my brain full over the weekend.
In the meantime, a few attendees requested Camp Mighty gift certificates so they could give a camp trip to loved ones for the holidays. Those will be available for the next few weeks! Enjoy the registration loophole while you can.
Also, a huge thanks to Smilebooth, which is the most epic photo booth available. Damn, you guys are good at what you do. You find more Camp Mighty photos right here.