We’ve all got our personal goals. That collection of things where we won’t feel like we’ve tried to give our best selves adequate space. Career goals, family goals, fitness goals, travel goals…all those things that go into feeling like we’ve accomplished what we were made to do. But what about those experiences that might not speak to the essence of your soul, but are valuable for just having done them? That are meaningful for having perfected, or seen, or driven through…the stuff that makes memories?
Tom Chiarella of Esquire offers his collection of seventy-five of those very things. “All the escapism a man might resolve to experience while living on this planet. And then some.” The topics range from adventures (scuba diving, driving across the U.S. from coast to coast) to the character-building (take a vow and keep it, listen to war stories) to the practical…stuff like make the perfect omelet, complete with how-to.
Some will resonate, some will challenge, and some you probably won’t even consider, but it’s worth a thumbthrough. If only to experience that some dude sat down and wrote it up. It goes very quickly. It’s from the August 2008 issue of the magazine, so you might have seen it already, but a refresh never hurt. And of course it’s not perfect…that’s kinda the point, right?