So I went onto YouTube to watch a few videos, hoping to clear my mind out enough to find some coherence, and found this:
Beautiful, no? Some of hers were so close to some of mine that I felt like sharing. In the spirit of Kristina's video, then, here are ten things I want to do with my life. Apologies for writing it in a list instead of doing it up in a lovely video with music, but I don't have a video camera, and I don't trust my webcam to make me look attractive. :)
Oddly, this is a little more terrifying at thirty-three than it would have been ten years ago. More personal. And harder. I've done some of the things I've always wanted to do—I've gotten married, recorded a CD, gone to Europe, written a novel, owned a horse... and I'm starting to think that getting fluent in a foreign language doesn't have enough of my priority... but my life hasn't ended yet, and neither has my capability to wish.
- Publish the book I've written.
- Write and publish another... and another... and more.
- Turn around and help another author get published and get recognized.
- Have or adopt at least one child.
- Grow old with the man I've loved and married.
- Find some way to make a lot of people's lives easier, happier, more comfortable, better.
- Live up to the Beatitudes.
- Give someone the encouragement they need to succeed at whatever it is they're supposed to do.
- Help get Gregorian chant back into the Mass.
- ...and one purely selfish one, just for the heck of it: Go to a big Harry Potter convention, like LeakyCon, with at least a couple of friends. HP is one of the most communal things I've been part of online, and one of the loneliest things I've ever been part of in person. Someday, I'd love to amend that last part.
What about you? It's a personal question, I know—but feel free to share as you wish.
And yes, I know I link Kristina Horner a lot. Also, that I'm doing a lot of lists of ten lately. The standard book-related top ten should post as usual tomorrow. :)