You’ve got less than 1 week until your upcoming celebration of completing another year on this earth and starting a new one: Your Birthday!

Well guys, that’s me! I’m going to be a quarter century old on Sunday! I want to end 24 with a very ridiculous bang, and start 25 with an even bigger one. That’s where you come in!

I’m taking suggestions, dares, and challenges to do over the next 2 weeks. Humongous to Microscopic | WTF-that’s-crazy to sweet and simple | Things that’ll make me laugh, to things that’ll make me cry, to things that’ll teach me what life is all about | 5 minutes to 24 hours | etc etc etc – ANYTHING!

Here are 4 of the main ones I’m looking for:

  • Something that will get me out of my comfort zone 
  • Something that will teach me about love and gratitude
  • Something small that will brighten my day
  • Something that you’ve done that changed your life
  • Anything else you got!

Here’s Why I’m Doing This:

If you take a look at my bucket list, you’ll see that I’m someone that likes to DO a lot of things. Needless to say, as I wrote about in my post about coming back to The Mad To Live, this past year had been, well, to put it lightly, a bit of a shitstorm! I’m sure you’ve all been there at some point or maybe you’re even there now… sometimes when the going gets tough, well, it can be tough!

And now, well, I’m just ready to go! Not a damn thing is holding me back anymore, and what I see in the horizon is pretty freaking spectacular. I’ve got a lot of places to go, things to do and people to meet this year!

This is going to be a year that I live very much on purpose. It can be so easy to get caught up in the complacency of life, even when you’re not happy with the routine. Somehow, the mundane and even the painful become comfortable because its simply what you’re used to. But, eventually, when we get stuck in that kind of pattern, we will hit a breaking point where we say we’re done with it. What the hell is the point of life if you’re not enjoying it, if you’re not making every day count, if you’re not resting your head to bed with feelings of gratitude for all that you have in your life.

This is to help me keep the momentum going, to learn lessons I might otherwise not put myself in the position to learn, to try something new, to get out of my comfort zone, to open my eyes, mind and heart. 


Either leave a comment below, shoot me an email at, or even upload a video of your dare on YouTube and send it to me. I’ll publish a follow-up post of the ones I’m going to do! 

  • Something that will get me out of my comfort zone 
  • Something that will teach me about love and gratitude
  • Something small that will brighten my day
  • Something that you’ve done that changed your life
  • Anything else you got!

Thanks for reading along over the past couple of years on The Mad To Live, and may this upcoming year of my life and the blog be one hell of a crazy and unforgettable adventure!

About Lauren Rains

Hi my name is Lauren Rains. I write about the human experience. Through thick and thin, I’m dedicated to growth, adventure, integrity, and love. The Mad To Live is based on my pursuits, experiments, research, and lessons of challenge and triumph in all areas of life, including being entrepreneur, a writer, a philosopher, a traveler, a teacher, a student, a creative, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a significant other, a stranger and the list goes on. At the end of the day, I believe human beings are here for two reasons: 1.) to love one another with total acceptance, and 2.) to see what we’re made of as we create the possibilities for an abundant life for ourselves and for others. No more bullshit, let's just enjoy our lives.

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