am tagged again! thinking aloud thinks i'm being too wicked coz i'm quite vella... *she's right on that one!* and i ought to think a bit. so here i am! tagged to list the 10 things i wanna do in the next decade.
disclaimer: no, this is not a list of all the hypothetical stuff i keep wanting to do... like getting a pet tiger, professional figure skating *yeah, rite!*, becoming a professional wildlife photog and all d super fantastic things i wished i could've done. this is a list of the practical things i've actually wanted and are feasible to me at this point of time, age & size. it's taken me all day to shortlist these from the "i wannntttt..." list!
so, coming to the tag. in no particular order, i intend to...
:: get a tattoo. i've been a complete chicken on this one. i've wanted one since i was in junior college. ma sed i cud get one, but then i shud also get surrogate parents. not in those many words, but that was d moral of the story. i guess she was prolly scared that i'd end up living in with a hippie or dope-head or something!
:: get a dog/cat. this in d next 2 years. for sure. there's a 'slash' there, coz i still have to decide whether i'm gonna stick to wanting a pet cat and waiting for it to adopt me or i'd get a dog whom I would be adopting. names for both have been finalized already. *v's logic is that we already have a cat in me. so another one would be a repetition. so we shud get a dog for novelty.* more pros & cons in another post, some other day.
:: live in at least one other country. and travel. this is a rather long list. of dream destinations. places that i want to visit. too long for a "point"... maybe i'll do a post on it someday...
:: write. something that's a lot more meaningful than this blog. something that'll hopefully let me earn some money while doing what i love... would've said 'write a book', but i'm no longer sure i have the talent for that...
:: learn at least 2 new forms of dance. and no, u're never too old for this! i used to learn dancing as a kid. and then, decided that i was a good enuf dancer if i cud dance on stage to bollywood/pop/firang songs. now i also feel i shud've made time & gone for those salsa classes. but it's still not too late. and 2 is not too unattainable a target.
:: own & decorate our own house. with a separate study room. of course, this room would house the books, music and d laptop with internet connection. and, by default, me.
:: become a "parent". yeah, i know! we've not yet thought of this one. but since this is for the next 10 years... well, sure i'd want a kid by then! AND i can only hope to be a decent mother to him/her. gosh! even writing this here is getting me worried. there's SO much to consider before we get to this level...
:: figure out what i want to do - work-wise. and hopefully, get on with it! even if this is "stay-at-home"... i just hope i'm SURE of it.
:: figure out HOW to respond nicely to genuine intellectual innocence. this is something i've been working on since 2000. hope i get to the level where i know how to ignore or respond politely to such individuals.
:: hopefully, maintain my opinion that even if i don't achieve any of the above, i am still happy. with my life. with V. with what we have. with what i do. with who i am. amen!
any of you reading this, who avoid planning like i do... do take this up. if nothing else, it'll help u put ur fears of planning to rest!