Are we all so different? Or a bit the same? I am thinking a bit the same and a bit different, but who am I to say? I mean, I might be totally wrong!
Maybe we could compare a list of 5 Things To Do Before We Die? I’m not talking – ‘love my neighbour more etc etc’ or ‘be more charitable’. I’m talking actual things you fancy tackling out there in the world. Achievement type stuff. It doesn’t have to be a super large thing. I’m very much into small things (in case you needed my permission to go small which of course you did not!)
So let’s do it. And note that a) you can add more things, this is just a starter pack and b) you can change your mind at any time after committing to 5 things here and c) there is no actual time limit, so don’t feel pressured to adhere to the list if life gets tough/different.
There is no signing off on this. You don’t have to initial each page and stamp your personal seal on it. It’s just a starting point sort of thing.
Let’s go …
(Also, I hope you don’t die any time soon, because I’m not going to and I need friends like you. Not dead friends. But if you do die, I know it won’t be your fault. Glad we cleared that up.)
5 Things To Do Before You Die
1. See the Northern Lights
Because they seem amazing and magical and the world seems very different up there. PLUS? They have amazing animals that we don’t have here.
2. Take a train from one side of Australia to the other
Because how brilliant would that be?! I’ve lived on both sides of our country and flown across many times, but taking a train seems like a really fun idea.
3. Be able to make ultra fancy French patisserie style cakes
Things with raspberry icing and lemon curd fillings … or topped with glazes and jellies. Yum! I think this is a hangover from a favourite childhood book, The Elephant and the Bad Baby. Or it might be because I read Emma Beddington’s book We’ll Always Have Paris. Probably both with my Brunetti obsession thrown in for good measure!
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4. Spend a month somewhere just to write a book
I’ve always wanted to do this. I think it has to be on the list of things to do before it’s too late. I’m always cramming my books in around the rest of my bread-and-butter work. It would be ace to just be able to go and write some stuff, while the bills still magically get paid.
5. Visit South Korea
I would love to go there because I love the food … and the style … and I would like to find out more. I blame Hyori. (I really want to go to India one day, too!)
It took me ages to think of those, but I’m pretty happy with that list. It’s hard to think outside of busy life routines, sometimes, right? But always a really good idea. Unless you do it allll the gosh darned time. Then it’s a bit much and bloody stop that.
What would your 5 things be (for now)?
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