Mar 27, 2013

20 Things To Do Before I Die

Having long been a fan of shows like the Buried Life, and other similar inspirational follow-your-dreams type content on the web, I realized that I'd overlooked sharing some rather obvious blog material. We all talk about this kind of thing, but we rarely think to actually write it down. I felt it was about time I shared 20 of the things (that came to mind while writing this anyway) that I'd like to do before I die. Some of these things are much closer to happening than others, but they're all lifetime goals nonetheless. In no particular order, here are some of the things I want to do before I die:

  1. Travel to Moscow, Russia and take a picture of myself standing in Red Square. This has been a goal since high school, but I'm also hoping to do a bit more after that 10 hour flight.
  2. Publish a photo book of my work. Around the Hat seems like a candidate for this one at the moment.
  3. Write, direct and/or edit a commercially successful narrative short film.
  4. Visit Charlie Chaplin's Studio (now Jim Henson Studios) in Los Angeles. Chaplin and the Muppets, it's like hitting 2 birds with one stone.
  5. Take a ride in a fighter jet - and do my best not to barf.
  6. Buy another old Jaguar and drive it across Canada.
  7. Have this website reach a million people (or more).
  8. Help someone else realize and/or share one of their lifelong dreams. I hope to do this one multiple times in my life.
  9. Own my own slurpee machine. Not a kiddie machine or an ice-crusher, but a genuine industrial sized convenience store slurpee machine.
  10. Visit Abbey Road Studios (and cross the street of course).
  11. Fall in love (and not just with her private parts, haha).
  12. Visit NYC and photograph locations previously made famous in pop culture.
  13. Speak to a classroom of students about video or photography. I think I'd actually just enjoy the experience of hearing students talk about their work, sort of like a live version of some of the questions I get through this blog.
  14. Learn to cook better / healthier meals.
  15. Retrace some of the steps and locations of my Indio trips that I took with Dave.
  16. Attend an opening or closing ceremony of the Olympics.
  17. Inspire someone to create or do something that I can't. I know this is vague, but I hope that by continuing to share and create things, some of that inspiration will rub off and reach people and places that I never will.
  18. See Paul McCartney in concert.
  19. Make more lasting friendships.
  20. Bet big and have it hit on a Las Vegas roulette spin (a few hundred bucks is the most I've won on a single spin so far).
  21. If that last one works out - retire early.


Tim Tipton said...

Nice dreams. Hope you achieve

Wendy said...

I want to do #15 with you!