I had an idea.
I think it’s a good one. I think it’s one I want to actually…do.
This is the post where I tell you about it.
I’m struggling with a name though..
Shit I want to do.
Anyway, the idea. I want to make a list,
a list, inspired by my 29th year (approaching with velociraptor like speed) and by stuff I think I should pull off before the big 3 0 arrives.
Soon I will be a Grown Up these are things that Grown Ups do and I’m going to do them so they let me in
This inspires a great deal of thought.
Who gives a toss? Is one such thought.
Does 30 actually matter? Is another.
The facts are these:
1. I am aging
2. This frequently scares the crap out of me and inspires vacuums of self doubt
3. I need tangible reasons to write regularly or this blog will go the way of my knitting spat
So this is what will happen. I will make a list, to be finalised closer to my birthday. I will consult people older and younger than me as to what I should put on the list as well as about their views on aging. I will blog about each item on the list and I will blog weekly for the length of a year, starting at 29, ending at 30. I will, of course, have a neat and well timed epiphany to close the year with about the nature of age and maturity etc.
The list as it stands currently:
Start dancing lessons
Catch a Barrumundi
Bake a Pie
Start learning French
Read all my books
Watch less tv
Take more chances
Give one night a week to writing
Adjust to who I am
Be comfortable around new people
Sing more frequently
Take more photos
Do not use cynicism as a crutch
Throw out one thing a month
Buy clothing and footwear only from vintage/recycled shops where possible
Understand what it means to grow up
Eat at this allegedly fantastic Japanese place my mate Brad went mental over
Make my blog look a bit nicer
I think you’ll have fun with this. I’m having fun crossing items off my list.
Dedicating one night a week to writing. That’s a good one. I’ll have to add it to my next list.
Love the idea. 30 is quite something. Its funny how we keep saying, I am almost an adult. technically that happened a long time ago – but we keep putting it off til next year.
Some more for your list:
Send a postcard/bracelet to a foreign person! You can send one to me 🙂
Start getting to know your family tree or write a story about your grandparents (there are always exciting stories that they are willing to share)
Excellent! I DIG the postcard one as I am an avid postcard enthusiast and collector. Maybe just collector.
I only have one grandparent, and she’s interstate, but I will do my utmost, as spending more time with her should be on the list anyway.
Thanks a lot, you are both helpful and encouraging.
Also, thanks for reading both of you!
Want a postcard from South Africa? When your birthday happens, send me word (via e-mail / blog).
P.S. my big brother is now an ozzie! An Adelaide one…
Everyone I know lives in Adelaide! If he ever needs any sort of tips about fun etc, hit me up.
And of course I want a postcard from South Africa, who wouldn’t?!
Yay! also likewise in regards to postcard sending, I have a huge stack not doing anything.