I mentioned before that I have a "life list" of things to do, and that riding in a blimp was one of those things. A few years ago, I started thinking of the things that would be on such a list, here's what I had about five years ago :
1)Parachute out of an airplane
2)Learn to play the piano
3)Learn Spanish fluently
4)Travel to Greece
5)Take a cruise to Alaska
6)Learn to tap dance
Of that list, I have learned to tap dance because I have taken classes for the last three years. I LOVE tap class, but that will be tomorrow's post... I think I no longer feel the urge to skydive, having kids sort of made that less appealing, since I'd like to be here to see them grow old.
I'm thinking that having kids will help me with the piano and Spanish, since I will learn each along with them, although the rinky dink Spanish they are learning so far indicates I will be quite old before I'm even close to "fluent". Twice in the last couple of years, I've tried to have a long conversation with a native Spanish (no English) speaker. One was my neighbor's cleaning lady, who I drove across town in a torrential downpour. I tried to tell her I learned Spanish in school, but I don't remember many words. She tried to encourage me, but listening and decyphering her while trying not to have a wreck in the torrential downpour almost made my head explode.
Anyway, back to the list. I think a biggie right now is to take such good care of myself that I will live to be quite old. Here are some others,
1)Perhaps run for political office (I'll start with school board, but work my way up to State Rep.)
2)Renovate house OR move into a neat big old funky house and fix it up (Funky house is probably in funky neighborhood with shitty schools, this one might have to wait..)
3)Travel to New York City with Emma
4)Become a good tap dancer
5)Find out what job I'd like to do when the kids are grown up
I think that's it for now. Perhaps you could share what's on your LTTTDL (Life Time Things To Do List).