Saturday, December 13, 2008

astronautics & life dreams ▲


Considering that I'm going to graduate from college in a few short months, I've been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to do with my life. And tonight I started thinking about some things I have always secretly wanted to do. And lucky you, you get to hear about them!

So, in no particular order....

Hairstyling. Although it will be nice to get a bachelor's degree, I sometimes wonder why I didn't just go to hair school and have a career by now. Maybe someday I will just go!

Music video making. The truth is, I know very little about video editing and even less about dance choreography...BUT....i've always wanted to direct a music video. Sometimes I listen to songs and I have genius ideas. (Admit it....you've all done it.)

Wildebeest hunting. Okay, this one is a lie. Moving on.

Traveling the world. I never wanted to travel the world until recently. I got all excited about the idea and then remembered that you have to have money and speak other languages and not be afraid of big cities to accomplish this dream. Perhaps someday...

Write a book. Or an article that goes in a magazine. Something besides writing inane articles for the education website at BYU....which I do....every day....

Culinary arts. Let's be honest, I get pretty creative when I cook. As in, i make up measurements and substitute things here and there. Hey, no one's died yet....

The East Coast. I guess this is kind of like traveling....but wouldn't it be awesome to be brave enough to wear a trench coat and live in the big city where the leaves change colors?? Mmm.

A small town. I want this more than the East Coast. A big porch, a clothesline, and a treehouse. And a diner down the road where I can drink hot chocolate with the local nosy old people who wear flannel shirts and talk about the high school football team. Beautiful. (Okay, i might get sick of it....but i want to try for a little while...)

California. As long as I was listing desired residencies, this had to be on the list. The beach. The sun. Need I say more?? Too bad my mom thinks the whole state's gonna fall off into the ocean one of these days.

Professional skater. (Ice or street.) I rollerbladed like crazy when I was little. Besides being accident prone, I can see great things happening with me...sort of....with the right training....and protective gear....

Own a cardigan in every color. Let's face it, it's my favorite piece of clothing. I wish I had a whole closetful. I'm not even sure why this is on this list. I was just thinking about it, that's all...

Artist. Basically, I suck at drawing. I wish I knew how to draw. And paint. And watercolor. And sculpt.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Besides the fact that it took me 50 tries to spell millionaire, wouldn't it be great to go on this show? Just to see if I lucked out with questions I happen to know the answers to??

Price is Right. I included this on the list, but this dream died when Bob Barker retired. May my ghetto gameshow aspirations rest in peace.

Learn ASL (sign language). Isn't it a beautiful language? I would feel so mysterious if I could succesfully communicate with people across the room.

Be really awesome at the guitar. I've always thought I had potential....like this talent is just waiting to burst onto the scene.....i'm still waiting, talent....still waiting....

Own a whole room of amazing children's books. No worldly possession would thrill me more!

Rent an amazing sports car for one day and drive it around. Hello, Mustang...

Healthy food. I simply LOVE it...in my own way. I can't say I chow down on tofu or the like. BUT....whole wheat, 100% juice, anything not fried....hello favorites. Someday I want to be really really good at always eating these things instead of random stuff from my freezer (except corn dogs...I will never give up on the corn dogs.) Along with this, I want to someday be a successful gardener. Then I can grow my own healthy food. And some flowers.

Save all the orphans and poor childrens in the world. I'm still working on the logistics...

Be computer/tech savvy. Wouldn't it be convenient to know these things?? I'm almost capable of working a DVD player, but Tivo/DVR is still a mystery...

Oh there are so many things! And i'll probably remember a few more as soon as I post this. But I will spare you all from continuing to read....

Me and my Saturday night thank you for your time :)

katilda

5 comments:

Kellie said...

oh katie how i miss you!
when you're in az please can we see eachother? :) i would just love that.

Adam and Emily said...
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Adam and Emily said...

Hey I say you should do whatevery you want. I wish I would have done so much more before I got married, especially traveling wise. And that whole art thing? You could nail an empty soda can to a piece of wood and people would call it art. They would say that it represents the way the man is always trying to hold you down, or some kind of shenanigans like that.

Linds said...

hey, well, I'm pretty sure that Bob Barker is still alive. I saw him on the Bonnie Hunt show a few weeks ago. He just retired.

The Ballard Family said...

I love this post. I have been away from the blogging world too long...broken computer...broken internet for a little while...and no more texting ability on my phone...feeling rather unconnected and perhaps this is why reading your blog made me cry. Again.
But I love it.
You should keep this list running and cross things off as you age. (that is a depressing way to put it) I have a list like that. It is in the notebook section of my fancy cell phone (that can do nothing but take notes and make emergency calls now...) that holds all of the things I want to do during my lifetime!
It makes me feel good that I have done one of the things you put on your list ...hairstylist...except...wait...I dropped out...shoot.
"a job half done is a job done again" - mom
According to mom's wisdom, I will be headed back to school in the future to complete that. Wanna go with me? :) Haha...
Anyway, I did a post about coming to visit you. I can't wait until you're home this weekend! Now I'm going to go back to feeling unconnected from the world and sign off the internet and sign on to trying to keep the chilluns happy whilst they refuse naps.
See you soon!
Mandy