We do brave and exciting things everyday, but maybe not enough. Because sometimes it’s scary. And scary things terrify us. Or sometimes we’re just worried about what others may think. So what if you’re a geek who goes on holiday and checks out telephone museums? Oh wait, that’s me. Maybe we don’t do something we’ve always wanted to because we don’t think we can. We forget that oftentimes our only limitations are the ones we’ve set ourselves. But we just have to go for it! So what if you want to be a Michelin-star chef but risk burning down the kitchen everytime you pick up a spatula? Oh wait, that’s me again.
Why am I saying all this? Because a lot of us take life for granted. Me included. We get caught up in all the busy-ness and hectic-ness of life that we forget to take pleasure in the things that makes us excited to live. We forget that we wanted to learn Portuguese or maybe even dress up as Lady Gaga and bungee jump off the Eiffel tower. Life is too short not enjoy it to the fullest. Why wait until our last days to do all the things we want to do? Like the men from the movie, The Bucket List.
So that’s why I’ve written a Life List, because I always forget the exciting things I say I want to do. Obviously the list is going to change. I thought it would be fun to jump out a flying plane with a parachute (television is such a bad influence on me), then realized I will never ever for one second in my life ever want to do that. Ever. It’s your list, your game, your rules. You’re bound to change your mind every now and again. The whole point is to collect rich experiences for yourself and enjoy every single moment of it. And when you look back on it all, you’ll have the most fantastic stories to tell your great-great-great-grandkids. Yes, I plan to live that long.
So here’s my Life List.
I challenge you to write your own and live life vivaciously.
Only because you’re my favourite reader =).
“Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.” ~Billie Burke