Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The List

Susan Has asked me to post The List. The List is one I have had around for years, of things I want to do in my lifetime. Before I die. Well, that is not a morbid thought at all, it is just a very large "to do" list, and I review it every year, and cross off some, hopefully, and then so help me, add a zillion more. There is no way on earth that I will get to do them all, but I like shooting for the stars, after all, and as I said in the last post, dreams are good.
  1. Go to Alaska
  2. See the aurora borealis
  3. See New England in the Fall
  4. Paraglide off an Alp
  5. Run the Great North Run (a half marathon)
  6. Have a helicopter flying lesson
  7. Finish reading War and Peace (I started when I was 18. You do the maths)
  8. Explore New Zealand
  9. Learn to ski
  10. Grow all my own vegetables
  11. Sew all the quilts in my head
  12. Finish my scrapbooks
  13. Make my youngest son a celebration quilt
  14. Be debt free
  15. Be a Granny
  16. Live in Switzerland
  17. Build my own eco friendly home - I have had the plans for years
  18. Spend more time with my friends all over the world
  19. Learn how to make jam
  20. Learn to carve wood
  21. Learn how to paint properly
  22. Speak better German
  23. Read the mountain of books I have waiting to be read
  24. Get better at Excel
  25. Clean out my filing cabinet
  26. De-clutter my life
  27. See my youngest child graduate from university one day
  28. See my children all happy and settled with people to love them
  29. Entertain more often
  30. Survive an inquest (soon I hope)
  31. Campaign for causes I value dearly
  32. Spend more time alone
  33. Learn to be silent
  34. Go to Prague
  35. Ride a horse
  36. Watch a cricket match at Lords
  37. Go to a rugby international at the Millenium stadium
  38. Ride another roller coaster
  39. Spend a week in London exploring the museums and galleries
  40. Go to the ballet and theatre more often
  41. Learn to take better photos
  42. Write a book
  43. Have a fireplace in my home
  44. Laugh more each day
  45. Go to the Lion King
  46. And Les Miserables (again)
  47. Defrost my freezer (if you knew me, you would know why this is on the list)
  48. Fix everything that needs fixing
  49. Have perfect nails (I would settle for perfect nails for a week)
  50. Drive a tractor

That is 50. You would be bored out of your mind if I listed the entire List, so this will have to do. An eclectic mix. It is not a list about acquisition at all, but about experiencing things and learning, and then just "getting round to" as well. So many places I want to see, and learn about. But you know what? If I don't get to do any of them, (the defrosting the freezer bit is rather pressing however) that will be fine. The important part is having the dreams, and wanting to learn. The worrying part is when I stop and think of all the things I USED to know and have forgotten. Oh well.... I am just making room for new things!


Butterfly Mama said...

Love this list...it's amazing how many of these things are on my list!!!! LOVE it!!!!

Susie said...

Loved reading this list! Would you care to share the things you had on your list that you've crossed off?
I'm sure that would be inspirational!

Carole Burant said...

I can teach you how to make jam but as for the roller coaster ride, you're on your own! lol Such a wonderful list and I do hope that you get to do a lot of them at one point in your life:-) xox

Linda said...

I think dreams are wonderful things to have. I love your list. I think perhaps we all have lists - we just haven't written them out as you have. There is always something our hearts yearn to do. Thanks so much for sharing your list Linds. I think it's great!!

Susan said...

That was great Linds. Thanks for sharing your "dreams" with us. I just have a feeling you'll get to accomplish quite a few of them. By the way.....I didn't see anything about crew cut bangs!! he he I'll show you how :o)

Pam said...

I think you may have to give up the teaching before you achieve quite all of these, but I'd like to point out that I defrosted my freezer on the May holiday. I vie with you in claiming an exciting life.

Thanks for the tag. I did a similar thing a while ago but am always happy to talk about myself...