Monday, March 16, 2009

Things I wanna do before I die

I've been thinking about this for a week or so. I think too much of my life has been spent feeling limited in terms of what is possible in my life, more limited than I needed to be. Partly this has been due to my upbringing and the things I was told about what was possible, what was sensible, what I could or couldn't be or do, and partly this has been due to my own feelings about certain things - sort of along the lines that certain activities or professions just weren't a possibility for me, for what reason I don't know, and that only a certain type of person could do those things, people who were clearly more worthy, more intelligent, more creative, more adventurous, etc. And I reckon this kind of thinking sucks. I mean, clearly there are some limitations we cannot avoid, like I am seriously unlikely to ever be able to afford space-travel. I can dig that. But there's a whole heap of things that I really would like to one day do, thankyouverymuch, and I think it's about time I wrote a list and got cracking. So here is the beginning of my list. I'm sure I will add to it as time goes.

One day it will give me great pleasure to:
  • Learn to play the piano, and not be afraid for others to hear me play.
  • Go scuba diving, preferably at the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Become a writer, creatively and professionally.
  • Write and illustrate a children's book. An award-winning one.
  • Travel all over the countryside in a Winnebago.
  • Spend a year in Italy, and get to know Europe, esp the south and Scandinavia.
  • Make a clay-mation short film. Or a bunch of them!
  • Work with hot glass, at a glass studio with a big furnace.
  • Have an exhibition of some kind. Or a bunch of them!
  • Go to Antartica.
  • Go to a bunch of places really.
  • Ride a dirt bike.
  • Get my motorbike license and some wheels and some leathers.
  • Spend a few months in an ashram.
  • Live by the sea for a bit. Or a lot if I like it.
Well looks like I'll be a bit busy for the next 40 years or so! Cool, looks like a fun list. OK, where to start?...


Selendah said...

OK, you know your comment recently about how we might be the same person? According to this list, that's affirmative.

Nalin said...

Does that mean you'll be my dirt-bike riding buddy?