Living in today, writing about yesterday

It has been an uber long time since I posted anything. Life these past few months have been a little crazy! I have crossed things off my list, although it is quite clear that I won’t do everything. I had thought, with 100% conviction, that I would. Anybody with their head on straight would have seen #3 (Save $10,000) and #5 (Visit 3 new countries) in the same list and realised that while it is possible, it is also highly unlikely. Many friends told me so, but I chose to disregard their advice. On the flip-side, if it wasn’t on my list, would I have saved as much as I have this year?

Even though I have had plenty of time to write and post, while sitting on airplanes or chilling in NYC I have always managed to find a reason not too. It is now time that I start post again! If I don’t, come November I will be locked to my computer trying to record all my experiences from this year as I ticked things off my list.

While I was running this week I saw this old man. He was creating a beautiful painting of a busy NYC intersection through his eyes. On such a hectic intersection was a bubble of peace where he was focused on perfecting his vision. The best part – this isn’t the first time I have seen him painting here. Such a lovely reminder to enjoy the journey of life; we can find peace and focus amidst the disorder of life.

So stay tuned!

Joie de vivre

My 24th birthday is soon aproaching and on the cusp of my quarter life crisis I have chosen to live a year with complete and utter reckless abandon.

reck·less/ˈrekləs/

Adjective: (of a person or their actions) Utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some actions; without caution; careless.

A·BAN·DON/ƏˈBANDƏN/

Noun: To yeild (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses; usually without self-control. Freedom from inhibitions, restraint, concern, or worry.

We only live once and are young for far too short a time, I believe in making the most of absolutely every moment. My list is compiled of 25 things that really excite me and by November 23rd, 2012 I will have crossed every item off my list, whilst documenting on this blog all the shenanigans that it will have entailed. If you too have the joie de vivre, I would so love for you to join me on my adventures over the next 365 days.

Welcome to my list of 25 things I want to do by the time I turn 25. In no particular order…

  1. Read list of 10 books
  2. Watch a list of 100 movies
  3. Save $10,000
  4. Participate in multiple dance competitions – Lindy Hop, Balboa and Collegiate Shag
  5. Visit three new countries where english is not the native language (excluding Herrang)
  6. Learn 3 lindy routines
  7. Make a short film
  8. Attend Herrang dance camp for a week
  9. Move into a new(er) apartment
  10. Cook and host a dinner party for myself and 7 friends
  11. Put art or photos in all the frames on my walls
  12. Visit the Getty Museum for the first time
  13. Get an agent
  14. Take a road trip
  15. Learn to speak Italian fluently
  16. Go to bed before 9pm, and wake up at 6am three days in a row
  17. See a show at the Hollywood Bowl
  18. Actually do the full 90 days of P90X
  19. Complete a series of Burlesque workshops
  20. Go white water rafting
  21. Do the Gladiator Rock n Run
  22. Watch a live sporting event in LA
  23. Research and write my family tree
  24. Go camping in the Chanel Islands
  25. Get my motorbike license
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