Crazy Things

My friend, Treavor, has this idea about doing one crazy thing every month. There’s also the concept of the “Chicken List,” which is home to all the things you’d normally be too chicken to do anything about.

I followed suit for four years and did one crazy thing every month. They varied in their levels of craziness, but the primary motivation was to challenge myself and conquer a few fears.

I strongly encourage anyone reading this to challenge themselves and think of some crazy things they’ve always wanted to do, but may not have had the courage to complete.




  • Cuddle a tiger. (January 2014)
  • Ride a scooter. (February 2014)
  • No pizza (March 2014)
  • 30 Days of Healthy Eating (April 2014)
  • Spend one night in a luxury hotel and start running again. (May 2014)
  • Solo trip to Cambodia and 4 months without pizza. (June 2014)
  • Move to Colorado (July 2014)
  • Start a new job, road trip to TX, and 6 months without pizza. (August 2014)
  • Color Me Rad, Denver (September 2014)
  • 5 Year Trinity Reunion (October 2014)
  • Adopted a kitty and cooked a duck. (November 2014)
  • Learned how to drive in snow.(December 2014)


  • A Poem a Day(January 2015)
  • 30 Days of No Video Games (February 2015)
  • 30 Days of Reading (March 2015)
  • 30 Days of Healthy Eating (April 2015)
  • 3o Days of Running (May 2015)
  • Drastic hair change: dyed blue and pink. (June 2015)
  • Racked up 600 hours of game time on DA:I. (July 2015)
  • VEDAlit: 15 second videos about my writing process. (August 2015)
  • Shaved my own head into a fauxhauk. (September 2015)
  • Became a volleyball coach. (October 2015)
  • Completed NaNoWriMo. (November 2015)
  • Spontaneous and last-minute trip to St. Paul, Minnesota. (December 2015)