Thursday, October 3, 2013

Consider Your Position, Framed To Be Consumed

People often talk about their "Bucket Lists" - that all-important list of the things you want to do before you die. I'm sure we all have some ideas of what we'd fill that list with, though I wonder how many of us actually cross any those things off.

Will you jump off the Brooklyn Bridge before you take your dirt nap? Likely not.

Homer knows.
Instead of a Bucket List, what I have is more of a to-do list of things that I want to conquer in the short-term. Not that I need to do them before I die, just that I need to do them whenever I can. More for personal growth than anything else. Fairly attainable things. They're Life Lists.

Take this for example - I posted one such list on the ol' blog in early 2011, right after I moved back to Toronto. The things I wanted to do were: learn how to skate (didn't do it); how to play my guitar (did it, & am doing it); how to cook better (done & done. I now know what a vegetable is!); how to run in public (partially done... still awkward. But that's just me. Awkward.).

Das lessons. Crossed off the list.
You get the idea. These aren't huge life-altering things. It's just a to-list of awesome junk I'd be real keen on doing.

My current Life List looks something like this:

Take a beginner rock climbing class: I've been scared of heights forever, and I think this will help push me out of my comfort zone a bit. Was supposed to do this in the summer, but other things got in the way. Soon. If you wanna join me, let me know. There may be screaming.

Find a guitarist: I've been working on a bit of a music project for the past few months (with the help of a couple of awesome friends), and we need a fitting guitar-man to be a part of it. Somehow this has been extremely difficult, but I'm determined to find the right one. Where are ya, dude?

Grow my business: A no-brainer, obviously. The more The MediaHaus evolves, the closer it is to where I want it to be. So many goals, so little time.

Chill the hell out and be more friggin' awesome: Some days, because of roadblocks, I feel as though I'm less awesome than I can be. Maybe less awesome than I used to be. So please, join me on my journey of awesomeness. Not unlike She-Ra, I have the power. (complete with sword and badass metal breastplate.)

My spirit animal.

Take over the whole damn world: This one is more long-term. I currently can't divulge my process. Forget I mentioned it. Nothing to see here.

What's on your current Life List? Sharing is caring.


Mike D. said...

Long time no message. I like your list, mine would be fairly boring. When will you try climbing?

Kris Goetz said...

Soon, hopefully. Very soon. Do you climb?

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