Wednesday, 14 October 2009
10 Things I'd Like To Do
This is for this week's Blog This Challenge - TEN things you want to do in your lifetime that you've yet to achieve.
I joined my first challenge a week or two back, "Pearls of Wisdom". I'm incredibly flattered to say that I won that weeks challenge. So thank you to everbody who read the post, everyone touched by it, and whoever voted for it.
So this week: Ten things I want to acheive in my lifetime. In no real order.
Problem number one is choosing 10 things. So am leaving off some of the obvious. I want my husband and children to be healthy and happy. I want to dance at my son's weddings and cuddle a crap load of grandchildren. And world peace.
I would like to go back to school. I'd like to study Communications/Journalism/Writing/Literature. I want it more than I can possibly tell you. And while if I do it, at this point, it would almost certainly be externally, you know what I'd really like? To be on campus? To be surrounded by people who are as facinated by the art of writing as I am. Who love literature as much as I do. I don't care a hoot if I'm 20 years older than them all. This is my dream.
There are so many places I want to see (in fact, I might make that a post of it's own soon). But I want to see Florence, I want to see Prague, I want to see Machu Picchu. I want to see the Sistene chapel and I want to see New England and Canada in the fall. I want to see fields of heather in the UK. I want to see the cherry blossoms in Washington DC and I want to see China's great wall. I want to see Petra and the Pyramids. I want to see the iridescent pearl that is the Taj Mahal at night. I want to kiss Joel in Paris and explore works of art I've only seen pictures of. Ok. Stopping now. A whole other post.
Image from: Here.
3. Jump off something really, really tall.
I have abseilled off a 1000ft cliff, but that's about it. I want very much to hanglide, base jump and skydive. Joel, however, would prefer I did not. Scaredy cat.
4. Learn another language.
Actually, in truth, I would like to learn about 5. I want very much to speak French and Italian. I would also like to speak Spanish, German and (because I can be a bit pretentious, clearly), Latin.
5. Learn to play the piano. Properly.
I used to play a little. One day, I'll own a piano again, and really get serious about it.
6. Learn to Dance. I'm not talking Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse here. I just wish that Joel and I danced. You know, at a wedding, or something like that. We're really neither of us dancers. I swoon at the thought of it though.
7. Learn to Sew.
I can't sew. At all. I could not sew on a button. I would like very, very much to learn. I have about 10 skirts that are about 2 sizes too big for me now, and I wish that at the very least I could take them in. I'd love to be able to make my own skirts.
I feel strongly about 2010 being the year I finally learn. Probably not this strongly though..
Of course, I'd love a room like this:
8. Scuba Dive
I'd love to be able to scuba. Unfortunately, at the moment, I think there are restrictions for people with asthma (which Joel has, quite severely) and Diabetes. But it is a dream for both of us. I want to be up close to sea turtles, dolphins, and the myseterious world we can't seem.
Of course, given half a chance, this is who I'd like to join us.
Really, really write, I mean. I'd like one day to make a living by writing. I'm not sure I have fiction in me. But I want to write more than I want to do anything, so there has to be something there. I don't know if it's a Great Australian Novel, an article or a column somewhere. I just need to find it, and in the mean time, you guys are stuck with me.
Whatever it is, I want it to be something truly good. I want to write something I'm proud of.
Who knows, maybe one day, I'd love to make this list.
10. This one will come out all wrong, I just know it will.
One day, I want to walk into a room, and make my husband speechless. Make no mistake, I have not a doubt in the world of how much he loves me, or how much he wants me.
I just want to feel beautiful. I'm not saying I want to change everything and look like Angelina. I want to be me. I want to look like me. I just want to look like a beautiful version of me.
I'd love to be able to just take his breath away, make him stop in his tracks. I think he deserves that.