Not quite 101 things
I have been thinking a lot about a recent "trend" in blogging. It seems that a lot of people have jumped on the "101 things in 1001 days" bandwagon - Google it and you will see what I mean. I have been contemplating undertaking such a task: perhaps to give my life purpose, perhaps for focus, or simply because it would often nice to have a reason to keep going.
Perusing others lists for motivations and ideas that I would put into my own; I have been somewhat less than impressed. I suppose I thought that some of the things that people would put on their lists would be things that at least required some effort. Sadly, no. When people are listing things akin to "Go to bed early" and "Clean up kitchen", I fear that I may be reading too much into life goals. I imagined some things that required a challenge and therefore a sense of great accomplishment. Or, I imagined things that would provide some significant life-enhancing experience.
I have never been one to make resolutions. Rather I am more about achieving things that interest and intrigue me. So the idea of a time frame and a list of goals to accomplish, really appealed to me. Of course, I could also be setting myself up for failure by choosing 101 incredibly difficult things.
There are a few things I have thought of that I am interested in completing - list or no. So far these are;
(i) Watch all the Academy Award winning Best Pictures
(ii) Memorise every episode title for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and a synopsis of the storyline
(iii) Finish (successfully) up to Grade 8 AMEB Singing exams
(iv) Buy a house/unit/apartment
(v) Attend more operas than in the previous 12 months
OK… I think I am tapped for the moment – suggestions will be gratefully received!