This is separate from my 2015 New Years Resolutions – for those, click here.
If there are two things that I remember most clearly from the golden days of Myspace, they would be the time that Brandon told me he wanted to throw his computer in the bathtub every time I posted a melodramatic bulletin (remember those? #nostalgia), and a quote that continues to follow me years after I deleted my account:
I’ve since found out this is (as pretty much everything else on Myspace was) an appropriation of something Gerard Way said. Either way it seemed very profound to 15-year-old me.
These days, I’m less concerned by it flashing before me in a quick death, and more by it boring me before a slow one. When I’m old and in a hospital bed living out my last days/weeks/months, I want to have a lot of varied experiences to look back on, and feel that I was at least a little bit interesting.
That quote is the reason I get up to see the sunrise sometimes, and agree to eat chickens feet and duck tongues. It’s also the reason I’ve written a list of things I want to achieve by the time 2015 is over.
This list is different to my resolutions, which you can find here. Instead of long-term lifestyle changes, these are just short-term goals and experiences (some of which I will potentially hate) that will hopefully make me more healthy, well-rounded, social and generally more interesting. I also just have a thing for lists.
They range from physical challenges to learning a new language – expect lots of adventures, geeky stuff, and a lot of unleashing my inner child.
The list is taped to the side of my bookshelf, but you can see it here.
Disclaimer: Now, I realize that what I consider to be fun and interesting may bore someone else to tears. I’m sure 92-year-old-me will possibly be happier to reminisce about books and art exhibitions rather than the time I sprained my ankle at a trampoline centre. But I’m going to do both. You do you – I’d love to hear what’s on your list!