Friday, April 4, 2008

Things to do before I die list...

Anyone in favor of such a list?

I can think of one or two things to put on it:
learn drumming of some sort, I have my eye on taiko drumming
go skiing or snowboarding or both
take dance lessons - ballroom, clog or tap

Quote by Thomas S. Monson:
"It is necessary to prepare and to plan so that we don't fritter away our lives. Without a goal, there can be no real success. One of the best definitions of success I have ever heard goes something like this: success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. Someone has said the trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never cross the goal line...
I want to state here and now that wishing will not replace thorough preparation to meet the trials of life. Preparation is hard work but absolutely essential for our progress."

So, I guess my 'things to do before I die' list is more of a wish list than a goal list, since I don't have a plan right now for doing them, but I don't think they are essential to my eternal salvation, so it's probably o.k. if they are just wishes for now. It reminds me of the movie "Elizabethtown" with Orlando Bloom and Susan Sarandon, where her husband dies and she starts doing all these crazy things that she wants to do before she dies, because his death was a wake-up call to her. (The rest of the movie was kind of dumb)

Anyway...

I'm averaging about 1 post a month, that's more than some bloggers I know... but certainly less prolific than I thought I would be when I started this.

2 comments:

demi said...

I am in favor of the list. Like you said, it is more of a wish list than a goal list. But, it is fun. And later, when you look back on it, you will either be able to laugh at what silly things you wanted to do, or cross things off you have already accomplished.
I haven't start one of these lists yet. I guess that should be the first thing on my list.
#1 make a list of things I want to do before I die.

SillySlang said...

And places I'd like to visit...