Monday, 16 April 2012

10 things to do Before I Die

The more I open myself up to opportunity, the more my horizons open.

I get ideas.

I get inspiration.

I stop telling myself "can't" or "one day" and say "can" and "take one step".  I allow myself to daydream. Hell I deliberately daydream.  I purposefully daydream.  I go out of my way to daydream.  And the more I do, the more I want to do. 

So without further ado, a dynamic list.  10 things I want to do before I die (assuming fate gives me a good innings and decent health). 

The Rules: all things on the list need to be within my control - not dependent on someone else.  So no holding my grandchild in my arms, seeing my daughter do X, Y and Z sort of things on this list.  That's her life.  This is mine. 

1. Get a story published.  Not even necessarily a book, just a story.  I think this is achievable.

2. Write a book inspired by Greek mythological women.  It's in me, I've started it. I  think it will be THE book for me. So much so that I even designed a fantasy cover!

3. Write a short story.  A good one.

4. Turn a cartwheel

5. Learn how to draw Like Wot They Do in graphic novels.

6. Produce a series of artworks / photographs inspired by my writing.  I've already started this and didn't even know that that is what I'm doing. 

7. Learn a language or three.  Preferably a dead one.  Classical Greek would be nice. I made a start on this and gave up in the decade of giving up and getting lost AKA my twenties.  One day I will start again.

8.Get clear of debt.  All debt. Be financially indebted to noone and nothing.

 9. Go somewhere really snowy to see the Northern lightsThis place would be nice.

10. Transform something, or someone for the better.  This relates to my other life.


Unknown said...

That's a good list you've got there. I'd suggest you add a number eleven, though, for when you've completed the other ten.

11) Make a new list.

Make sure to keep us updated on your progress.

Andrea said...

I'm a terror for writing lists! But I think all these are do-able. I'll be cheering you on!

Meg McNulty said...

@Mike Manz - good plan! It is a dynamic list :-)

@Andrea - I think if you write something down it happens. A secret magic...

Amalia Dillin said...

Obviously the answer is to take a course of study in Old Norse in ICELAND where you will see the Northern Lights aplenty, and then you can kill two birds with one stone!

I can even send you a link to get you started on Old Norse or Icelandic if you prefer :P

Amalia Dillin said...

P.S. I love the "and other monsters" part of that title. It gives the whole title a different spin.

Meg McNulty said...

Now you're talking! And I shall drink mead with Thor!

Afsaneh said...

This is a great idea!
Let's see . . . If I had my own list (and I'm beginning to think that I need one) I would have 4 of the ones on your list.