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Last year I made a love list to life. It was a great thing to think about, and I still think about it from time to time, those 100 things still give me great pleasure. Around the same time I came across a number of people making life lists- a list of things that they want to accomplish in their lives. Mighty Life List. Mighty Chookoolonks Life List. That seemed like an important thing to do. After all if you don't make an effort to do these things, they more than likely won't happen, this stuff doesn't tend to just happen by itself. Which would be a great shame. As John Lennon said "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans".
So for my 500th post I thought it was time to think about my Life List a bit more. To put it out there. To remind me to do the things I really want to do.
Go to the Melbourne Cup
Travel to Antarctica
Attend all Australian Writers festivals at least once- Adelaide (February), Bateman's Bay (June),
Attend an announcement of Literary Prizes-
Live in Paris for a year
Go to Darwin
Hear a nightingale sing
Visit what I think of as the ancestral home in Scotland
See a puffin (perhaps I'd better hurry up?)
Go on a pelagic trip
Cruise the South Pacific
Read Dickens, all of his major works at least-
Cook my way through The Delia Collection Soup
Read all 1001- currently 270+
Drive across Australia
See Sydney NYE fireworks, not just on the tele
Swim up to the bar
1000 fruits what a fabulous idea! Perhaps I'll start with 100?
See Cirque du Soleil's O in Las Vegas
Shave my head
Go on a snorkelling holiday with my son
Learn French, again (a perpetual challenge, but I am working on it)
Go back to Canada
This isn't a final list of course. There will be more over time, and hopefully most of these will be completed. Some are fairly easy, and some, well, they're more of a challenge.