Ok, so I copied Lacey, Claire and Yaya. I still think this is a good exercise. Someone's 43 Things he/she wants to do before he/she dies say a lot about a person. It prompts you to examine what's really important - even the trivial things. I asked Kell about his, and they were both sports-related. I assume no one is surprised.
1. Spend a significant amount of time in Greece. Just a few days doesn’t count. My family is from there, so I want to really live it.
2. Become an “expert” in something. I read somewhere that if you read 3 books on one certain subject, you are considered an “expert” on that topic because most Americans don’t read.
3. Write a book with Haley. We have the idea; we just need an agent and a publisher.
4. Be in a play. I’d really like to be active in a community theatre group at some point in my life.
5. Learn to play guitar and sing. Maybe I can perform at Happy Hour at The Alluvian one day.
6. Sell some art. Good art, real art – like in a gallery.
7. Find a job that I really love. What a luxury it must be to wake up excited in the morning about going to work.
8. Become friends with someone famous. Really friends. The kind of friends that talk all the time, and it’s no big deal. For example, I’d have Jessica Simpson in my cell phone as “Jess.”.
9. Get an Hermes Birkin Bag. Yes, I know they cost upwards from like $13,000. But, they’re a classic, and I could carry it until I die. I think I’d like a red croc one. I saw one on a lady’s arm one time, and it was really lovely.
10. Be able to pass jewelry down to my daughters. I still don’t have any from my mom, and I feel shafted to be honest with you.
11. Have regular dinner parties. You know, the kind that people look forward to and dress up for (see also #12).
12. Become a good cook. I’m really trying, and I think I’m getting better. I don’t want to be the girl who brings paper products to parties anymore.
13. Learn a second language. And be fluent. And not Spanish. Preferably Greek – the homeland.
14. Be an attractive older lady. I see older women all the time that are so pretty and well-dressed and still have pretty hair and skin. I’d like for people to say the same about me when I get older. Kind of like the “Stacy’s mom has got it going on” song.
15. Be a strong role model for my children. Especially if I have girls. And, if I have boys, I’ll be sure they know how to treat their wives.
16. Think fast and be well-spoken, even when caught off guard. Well-spoken like a White House Press Secretary.
Stay tuned for the next batch.