“What are you going to do with your life?” In one way or another it seemed that people had been asking her this forever; teachers, her parents, friends at three in the morning, but the question had never seemed this pressing and still she was no nearer an answer. The future rose up ahead of her, a succession of empty days, each more daunting and unknowable than the one before her. How would she ever fill them all?… ‘Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at…something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”
|David Nicholls (One Day)|
While in Denver Tim inspired the Jets to pick up his ways and write out our bucket lists. Amazing how writing down the things you want to do keeps you accountable, and then putting them on the internet makes it real! Here's my bucket list, and a little insight into me. What do you want to accomplish, or accomplish with me?
1. Live in Europe again
Hike the Haiku Stairs
3. Learn to surf
4. Motivate & inspire others to do something great
5. Go on a mission trip
6. Spend a week in a third world country
7. Spend time at an Ashram (other than Yogaville)
8. Learn French
9. Learn Spanish
10. Learn proper English
11. Read all of the books on my shelves
Have a true religious experience (I am aware I can't control this, and I have had a few already, but I want a WHOA one!)
Visit all my friends in different states
15. Go on a Safari. & I don't mean at Disney
16. Attend the Paris flea market
17. Skip around the streets of Santorini, Greece
18. Sleep on the beach in Ibiza
19. Be the person that sows the seed of Christianity in someone
20. Learn to sail. Like, legit.
21. -Get another tattoo that I love as much as my first one (August '11 in Denver)
Attend a Mumford & Sons concert
23. Have an "Annual" event that I never miss (i.e. Lollapalooza with Les Huit)
24. See the J*Jets every year
25. Own some serious Canon gear, to include but not limited to a 5DMarkii
26. Visit all 50 states
27. Roam around the Grand Canyon.
28. Become a really good cook
29. Photograph people in need and tell their story through images
30. Write a book people want to read
Make new photography friends across the world and actually meet them
32. Be on T.V., preferably hosting my own show
33. Do something 100% uncomfortable
Buy a new pair of Louboutins before I turn 27 (got Brian Atwoods instead. That counts, yeah?)
35. Learn every single thing about my camera, then show others
36. Visit the Amalfi Coast
37. Build a treehouse
38. Learn to sew. Maybe just a pillow
39. Cast spells in the middle of Diagon Alley
40. Own a black on black Jeep... or Supra.
41. Go somewhere I have no desire to visit.
42. Swim with sharks
43. Camp on the beach
44. Sleep over the water in Bali
45. Overcome my fear of snakes
46. Read all the classics
47. Start a magazine (or way cool blog)
48. Travel the world and stay with random people I meet, Elizabeth Gilbert style
49. Protest illegal dolphin and whale killing
50. Win something BIG!
51. Learn to rock out some film
52. Treat everyone as if they wouldn't be there tomorrow
53. Have a bangin' enough body to win a fitness competition
54. Be a brand.
55. Help as many people as I can along the way.
56. Figure out where the little restaraunt in the Black Forest was (I ate there one time) and go back.
57. Learn some sick flips and tricks snowboarding. Then take them (back) down the Alps.
58. Sit on a limb of the Angel Oak tree in South Carolina.
59. Tour Portifino, Italy
60. Spend several days exploring the Louvre and Versailles.
61. Sell a piece of my own artwork.
62. Do something selfless for a stranger without question.