There are some things I want to do. Maybe if I declare them publicly, I’ll hold myself accountable.
1. Learn to DJ.
Not just using Spotify to fade songs in and out, really becoming a student of sound and rhythm. I want to start with electronic mixers and make my way to traditional records. It’s an expensive hobby, but no doubt, worthwhile.
I want this list to be actionable, and there isn;t much I can do to sway fate or outside decision-making processes. At the very least, I can control my audition, and with enough feedback, I may get somewhere.
3. Sky Dive
4. Learn French.
I speak Spanish, and though I’m generally too critical of myself to converse with Spanish-speakers outside of extraordinary circumstances, perhaps additional languages will help ebb the fear.
5. Learn to drive manual.
It makes me feel inadequate to be so limited. What if there were an emergency and the only vehicle is manual? What if I won an amazing sports car? What if I came upon bad luck and couldn’t afford anything but? See where I’m going here…?
6. Buy my parents something they couldn’t buy themselves.
This may take some time, obvi. It’s a really amazing feeling for someone else to provide something for you that you couldn’t provide for yourself. My parents have warmed my heart in this way more times than I can even remember; I’d like to return the favor.
7. Be interviewed publicly for an audience.
Confession: When I tire of listening to the radio in my car, I shut it off and begin answering questions as though I’m on Oprah. It’s important to be that specific. The questions I pose for myself are hard-hitting and, at times, snarky. I take no prisoners with myself and my life story. I feel like it’s good preparation. You know, In case I make it.
There’s more, but I don’t want to overwhelm myself. Would you?