The latest prompt in the 15 day blog challenge asks:
write about something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t.
Just before Christmas 2005 I wrote my one (and only) things to do before I die list. Given seven long years has passed since writing that expansive list, I’ve decided it’s about time I updated it…and today’s prompt in the challenge is a wonderful excuse to do just that.
So here are twenty brand spanking new things I’d like to do before I die!
1. Visit the Table Mountains of Southern America
2. Publish an e-book about the journey I’ve taken through mental illness and homelessness
3. Participate in a nudie run
4. Be someone’s ‘best man’
5. Spend two weeks in Iceland
6. Achieve a better relationship with each of my voices (primarily Vanessa and Shay)
7. Have a beer with Serena Ryder…
8. …and give the divine songstress a hug! :p
9. Read every book on the BBC’s list of ‘100 book to read before you die’
10. Participate in a Russ Harris led Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training session
11. Perform in a stage-version of any Shakespeare play
Obtain a Wii U so I can play (and complete) the only Zelda game I’ve never played: The Wind Waker.Note: Completed in June 2014 after my brother lent me his Wii U and a copy of the aforementioned game. Not the greatest Zelda game (that remains Link’s Awakening) but certainly not the worst (that remains The Adventure of Link).
13. Learn how to play the piano
14. Visit every state of America
16. Live to see a film adaptation of every novel in the Chronicles of Narnia series.
17. Cycle from Melbourne to Sydney
18. Live to see the 100th Anniversary of Doctor Who
19. Create my range of “Spank the Stigma” merchandise…
Note: this is a range of T-Shirts, underwear, bikinis, other miscellaneous clothing, temporary tattoos, key rings, badges, car stickers and other miscellaneous giftware that I’ve imagined. Each item is emblazoned with a logo related to giving mental health stigma and discrimination the spanking it rightly deserves.
20. …and establish a website to sell said merchandise to raise money for mental health related causes.
Only time (and my own personal hard work) will tell if I’m ever able to cross any of the items from the list. But rest assured, should I ever do so, you wonderful people will be amongst the first to know! :)