To-Do List

20 02 2013

This might be very raw. I just had this urgent need to say something important and seek advice from the world wide web. 

I’ve been thinking about what my plans should be for this coming summer and in all honesty, I want to do a lot of different things. I want to travel, write, read, eat, taste, smell… a lot of different things. It’s hard to explain. I should start from the top.

I’ve come to a point in my life where I look at my ‘plan’ and go ‘okay, I have a major goal in life’ and I know the ministeps I should take to get there. I know who I should talk to, what I should, areas I should consider studying. I’ve pretty much planned that out. But this ‘major goal’ is not the only outcome I want. There isn’t a secondary goal or smaller ones. In fact, they aren’t even goals. They are just things I want to do. It might be my youth and naivety to think that I am infinate ( to referrece to ‘The Perks of being a Wallflower’) and do everything on my list but regardless of the reasons, I don’t feel at ease not trying to experience the different things I want. I feel restless and unsettled. 

I guess this requires further explanation. 

Everyone sort of has a Bucket List right? At least a few things they want to do before they die. But I don’t have a Bucket List. Or at least, I don’t call it my bucket list. Reason being that people who have these so-called ‘bucket lists’ never seem to complete them, or check anything off. I don’t want to be one of these people. So instead I have a to-do list. Yes, I thought changing the name of the list would motivate me to do some of the things on the list. 

And it sort of has. I’ve gone wine tasting in a vineyard, I’ve been to China ( for like 2 days but it counts), I’ve seen the Eiffel Tower, driven a boat, walked and climbed the many temples and ruins of Greece. I’m not sure how long my rep sheet is and I don’t think I want to go on about it but the point I’m making is that I’ve completed things that were on my to-do list. 

Here’s the issue really. My to-do list is rather long. I’ve been adding to it through the years, wondering if I missed anything out, ( sort of started this since I was 16). It’s been scribbled on multiple calenders and journals and I don’t even know what the complied list looks like. But I pretty sure I can name a few things. 

For  example, I want to write and publish something ( song/ poem/ story/ play), I want to get on stage at an open mic night, I want to try and learn to dance, and not just hip hop but something ball room orientated. I would love to visit the library of congress ( people close to me will understand). I want to try and attempt a private research paper once I find the inspiration. I want to watch plays on Broadway and Shakespeare’s Globe theater  If I could stand on Broadway’s stage ( with or without an audience) would be pure heaven. I want to visit Cheyenne, Wyoming and stand in front of a sigh with the city name and take a picture with it. I would really like to ride the tram in San Francisco  or even better drive along their hilly roads. I want drive cross country in USA, Europe, Australia. I would love to see the nature reserves in Rwanda. The pyramids of Egypt won’t be too far from there and I’ll go see the pyramids. Part of me ( the crazy part) wants to swim the English Channel. 

I could go on forever honestly. The problem isn’t what I want to do but what I should do first and how I’m going to get to do it everything else. I get I can do all the smaller things while in school. I just… ugh the money to travel… haha Well. That’s always the issue, right?

Well, may be not. May be it’s the disappointment of not doing it all. Sometimes waiting for things to happen is terrible. I really should start doing something. I should just start or I’ll never get started. 

It’s the little things that make life interesting. I’m not going to sit around and wait for thing’s to happen. I’m not Didi and Gogo from Waiting for Godot. I’m going to move from my tree. 



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