I’m just curious to see what some people want to do in life, even if it seems unlikely or inaccessible (no matter the reason). What is one (or a few – or many!) thing(s) you would like to do in this life? Is there anything you feel is stopping or preventing you from doing so?
To get things going, I’ll just share some of my own:
– I want to learn ballet. I don’t have the cash to take lessons, or the time at the moment. I have a bothersome left leg, so I don’t think ballet is reasonable simply as a physical activity in itself. But there’s something so expressive about ballet – it’s so striking to watch.
– I wish I could speak fluent Russian. I’ve only been taking three years of it at the college-level, but I get so frustrated in attempting to speak it myself. There is something beautiful about the Russian language that I feel is missing from English. One day …
– I wish I could enjoy cheesecake. There’s just something off about the flavor. The cakes themselves are so gorgeous and look very appetizing, but something about the flavor and I just don’t get along. It’s so unfortunate. And I love everything related to milk and cheese, so it’s strange to me that I don’t like it. I even try it again once in a while, hoping my tastes have changed.
@xyver, I was hoping for more http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8oe2a0hxe1c#t=29s
I’m already working towards some of these goals but in a nutshell:
1. Run the LA marathon and the Boston marathon. A lot of training has to go into this but I fell in love with long distance running this year and I can’t stop thinking about when I’ll finally race. Being broke sucks.
2. Compete in an Ironman Triathalon! No hesitations here. It’s a goal that I want to achieve within the next 2-5 years
3. Get in peak physical condition. I’m 5’3″ 118 pounds of CHUBS! I was an obese and asthmatic child so I still have flabby arms and what not that I really want to get rid of. The con: I dislike strength training. Push ups are the worst. I get bored easily. Would join a cross fit class but they’re pricey….refer back to the end of #1
4. Start a publishing company. Won’t give too much of my creativity away here but it’s very D.I.Y. centric, art/spirituality centered stuff.
5. Learn to play the ukelele and record some songs. I’m a decent writer and I’ve been told I sing pretty well. I used to compete in high school. Did someone say gleek? eek :)
6. Live in Japan for a year or more. o genki desu ka
that’s all I can think of for now :)
Get a dog.
Start a revolution.
Subvert the dominant paradigm.
Get in a fight.
Find the American Dream.
Save a life.
Become a hero and fight crime.
Make a difference.
Live life and not do the typical normal shit
Explore the world.
Grow/hunt my own food and hopefully build my own house-no debt, no money, no mortgage, etc
Disappear-erase online footprint
-cancel all accounts,memberships, profiles, jobs, commitments, etc
-Withdraw. Leave and live life.
Fake my own death.
Name my son batman.
-Or not have kids.
Have and live in my own sailboat and chill out all the time.
Become a mountain man.
Have an underground buried bus fortress.
Move to Australia/New Zealand, Canada wilderness, island, etc
Make street art as a hobby-possibly political/inspirational
Have an underground buried bus fortress.
Successfully learn to lucid dream.
Get in a full on fistfight and not get in trouble.
Become a vigilante.
Know what to say.
Make a song/rap.
Follow the road less traveled.
Start a religion.
Implement a “Just Do It” and “Yes man!” attitude.
Make a video/song/YouTube vid that becomes a hit.
Drive a fast race car really fast.
Get totally lost in a big city.
Fly around in a wingsuit.
Sensory deprivation tank.
But hopefully i will actually do these and I’m planning on doing most of it. And i know this is “typical” for this website but i actually wrote all these down long before i had ever seen this website.
@jaygran7, dude its always about positive thinking. If you are writing poems already and creating songs from that, youre on your way. Make instrumentals on your computer and put something together. Thats the hardest part i would think is to get that first project done. Music is a great way to express thoughts and fellings.
My dreams are to travel to multiple countries and the US. Italy, Spain, Brazil, Amsterdam, England, Jamaica, Hawaii, Fiji, and much more.
I also want to publish a cookbook and open a subshop and restaurant. Food and cooking is one thing I enjoy where I know I can have fun, enjoy what I do to make a living.
Once I have done that I want to let those business run themselves and move somewhere on the beach, sip frozen drinks and smoke a J with the woman I settle down with.
In the mean time I am working on self happiness and training myself to see the good in people and being a more positive being.
That’s my American dream.
– Learning to play at least 3 music instruments (not impossible)
– Getting ripped (not impossible)
– Traveling to each and every country in the world (quite hard, may take some time)
– Writing a book about life for my kids (fiction or non-fiction) (not impossible too)
just have to stay motivated :D
completely agree with you. Remove “impossible” from your vocabulary.
take ballet, damn you! I started taking absolute beginner ballet at Alvin Ailey in NYC and holy s**t! I have a new jaw-dropping respect for ballet dancers. It’s going to do rip-s**t havoc on your legs because ballet works nothing but your lower body, but it’s an awesome workout and a great way to correct what you discover is your terrible posture, and a great way to learn balance. Do it!!!! And go at your own pace.
oh, and I want to become fluent in German.