I am a wannabe list-making person. I love lists. And I love checking things off lists. But mostly, they’re to remind me of easily categorized stuff. Friend Erin has inspired me to carry a notebook wherever I go, but sadly, I rarely write in it. But it’s there if I ever WANT to!
One of my lists is a common one, I believe. Life Goals. Not major things, like, say, retire with that oft-estimated necessary one million dollars, or … I dunno, climb Mount Everest. Or make the world a better place in some undefinable way, thus defeating the purpose of setting measurable goals. I’m talking about the little things that you want to do one day, just to say you did. Stuff like, bungee jump off a crazy high bridge. That’s one of mine. But the bridge over the high ravine is an important element, because in my mind, I would be able to survive if the rope was too long, or broke, or something, if I did it over water. Yes! A 200-foot fall will be no biggie if only I can land in the water! In perfect swan dive formation, of course.
The list of places I want to see before I die – travel goals – are too lengthy to mention. It’s depressingly long. It’s like good books – there are some that are so well-loved, I’d like to read them about 10 times more. But there are so many out there I haven’t read yet at all! And now that I know Matt, I want to take him to all of the cool places I've ever been, so he can experience them, too. *sigh*
Back to today’s goal. It’s a great goal, because it’s totally achieveable: Someday, I want to sing karaoke while backed by a full band. They do this, you know. Somewhere. I don’t know where in D.C., and I don’t think of D.C. as a super fun place to do it. But … someday.