Before I Die…

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I came across this street art installation by Candy Chang on stumble upon yesterday as I was waking up on the second day of the new year, lying in bed and looking for inspiration on my ipad. The timing couldn’t have been better – it’s a new year and my mind has been working overdrive setting resolutions and a “to do” list for the year ahead. This definitely got me thinking even longer term, about all the things I still want to do. There are a lot. But I thought it might be good to do this exercise on my own, and start with a smaller list of maybe 5 or so things that I want to do before this year ends – try it out, it might help you too :) I plan on hanging my list in my apartment and coming back at the end of the year to see what I’ve accomplished.

“Before I die” was started by artist Candy Chang in New Orleans – with the help of her friends and neighbors, she turned the side of an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard that residents could write on and share their dreams for the future. I think it’s such a beautiful way to transform a public space into something that is a reflection of the community and what really matters to them.

The project has since expanded to other cities including Brooklyn, Amsterdam, Lisbon, San Diego and more.

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Before-I-Die-writing-two-girls

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What’s on your bucket list?

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Comments

Lisa -January 3, 2012, 2:57PM

Love it :-)

Tell me you’re still doing calendar wallpapers!!

holly cromer -January 3, 2012, 4:07PM

so amazing! i would love to see that done somewhere in my town!

martha -January 3, 2012, 4:41PM

achieve my full potential in art, design and photography ! that’s what I’d write !

Lindsey -January 3, 2012, 8:56PM

There is one of these in my hometown, Little Rock, Arkansas.

taxx -January 3, 2012, 9:10PM

make’s me think.

canvasofculture -January 3, 2012, 10:38PM

brilliant:)

Sarah -January 3, 2012, 11:18PM

Sail the world, and have amazing adventures.

Kirsti -January 4, 2012, 2:44PM

I love love love this. Its so nice to see so many people writing out their dreams, goals, aspirations. It really makes you think! Be grateful for everyday you have and make the most of it. I hope everyone accomplishes “before I die”

dahi. -May 1, 2012, 2:36PM

was für eine schöne idee.
ich wüsste auch schon, was ich da reinschreiben würde … ihn heiraten, kinder mit ihm bekommen und ihm meine welt zeigen so wie ich die seine kennen lernen möchte …

lg
dahi

Madison -February 12, 2013, 7:12PM

Prove my generation can CHANGE THE WORLD

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