What's up, everybody?
Today's blog post is all about the things I want to do before I turn thirty. 'Thirty' is a defining age for most people. Once you cross that line, there are too many responsibilities on your shoulder. You'll probably have a family, have a job, have lots of people depending on you and not enough freedom to do what you want to do.
So, you have to experiment and achieve all your mini-dreams before that age.
Before I turn thirty, I hope I can confidently say that I have no regrets. I've done everything that I wanted to do.
I don't know if any of these things will actually happen, but a girl can dream, right? So, here we go!
(I'm just going to list them off in no particular order...)
1) Learn how to shoot a gun:
Okay, I'm not advocating violence, and neither am I planning to stage a murder anytime soon, but... isn't there just something fascinating about knowing how to defend yourself? And better yet, with something as powerful and intimidating as a gun?
I've always admired strong women. Detectives, cops, Robin Scherbatsky... and they can all fire guns. Plus, I've just finished re-reading the Divergent series (it's a must-read for all you post-apocalyptic/dystopian/young-adult literature fans!) and there are quite a lot of chapters about shooting guns - super cool!!!!
Plus, if there's a zombie apocalypse, guns can save your life. Just shoot 'em in the brain from a distance and you're good to go!
^Then again, this is probably what would happen to me...
2) Learn how to use a bow and an arrow:
Fine, this one's because of The Hunger Games - raise your hands if you've read the series and didn't want to take archery classes. Look at that... no hands raised? I guess there's no such person! :D
But it would be epic. A gun would be useful in today's world, but say I go way, way back in time and I need to fight a war. Archery would really help me!
But then again, this is probably what would happen even if I did try to learn archery:
3) Publish at least one of my novels:
No, not for money. Not even to be 'successful'. No, I want to be published because that'd mean that people everywhere (or wherever it's published) can get to read it. They would read it, and they would laugh at the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) humour, they would frown when someone's in trouble, and cry when a character dies... (oops, spoiler alert?). I love experiencing a variety of emotions whenever I read a book, and if I can help someone else enjoy that feeling because of something I wrote myself... that would make me really happy!
4) Live in Paris:
Oui, j'adore Paris. Et j'aime francais, beacoup!
Ah, if only I could speak French all day without people giving me weird looks... if I could just take a stroll through the many parks, breathe in the romantic Parisian air, sit in a cafe and just watch people go about their daily lives... wouldn't that be the best?
5) Be happily married:
Because well, you know, I'm an Indian girl. And I do want to get married to a nice guy and be happy. Simple enough. :)
6) Start a YouTube channel with actual video content in it:
That would probably just be the video version of this blog. But it'd still add a personal touch, wouldn't it?
Oh, and I could add some epic background music as I speak. That would be so cool!
7) Get my entire Pokemon team to level 100 in at least one game:
Self-explanatory. Level 100!!! I do think I had a few such Pokemon when I played at www.pokemoncrater.com, but I was ten years old then and that game was child's play. I mean real Pokemon games. The Nintendo ones.
8) Live in London:
(I know living in two different countries before I turn thirty might seem a tad improbable. But I really, really hope I can!)
British accents all around me. The chance to don sweaters, scarves and beanies without getting sweaty. Eating at Pret A Manger. British Starbucks. The London tube stations. The WB Harry Potter Studio. British accents. Enough said.
9) Get to see an actual scene between Ted and the Mother, happening in the present:
No, that one (amazing) scene from Season 9, episode 2 does not count!
10) Be able to say "I have to get to work" with a smile:
I know so many people who hate their jobs. They hate where they work. They hate working because they're only in it for the money; they aren't doing what they really want to do.
I know that things will be rough when I'm going to start my first job. I'll probably hate it. But all I hope is that I won't be stuck in a job like that by the time I'm a smart, independent, gun-shooting, happy thirty-year-old woman, thirteen years from now.
I hope that my 'work' then will be returning to my laptop with a nice cup of green tea, doing what I love: writing. :)
^We don't want that, do we?
So, these are the ten things I want to do before I turn thirty. I know there are probably many more that I can't remember right now, but... this list is good enough. :)
I hope you liked this blog post. Be sure to tell me what you want to achieve in the many years to come. Do you have a list like me? Then share it in the comments below!