Waiting for My Real Life to Begin

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Just do it

I was driving around yesterday running errands. I do all my best thinking in the car--when I'm not taking pictures of random people and trying to avoid rear-ending the person in front of me, I mean--and I was just thinking about all the stuff I want to do someday. I want to do EVERYTHING, I swear. Not everything, everything, but a lot of stuff.

So here's my question, because I'm curious: What have you always wanted to do? Learn another language, bake a pie from scratch, run a 5K, become tech savvy, write a book, decorate your house just the way you want it, go on a trip by yourself, tell someone you love them, play an instrument, meet Brad Pitt? What?

And ...

What's stopping you?

22 Comments:

At 1:19 AM, Blogger Mike said...

An Ironman. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run.

Being completely out of shape is stopping me...I figure doing one is like a 5 year commitment.

Your turn swishy....what do you want to do?

 
At 1:52 AM, Blogger TTQ said...

Run a 7 min mile and do a tri-athalon (or as Mike called it an Ironman).

Nothing stopping me..I'm working on it! I did 6.3 miles today. So far in a month I've gone 164 miles to no where. Maybe more.. I didn't track it so religiously before.

Be a Rock Star lead singer! I can't sing, so that might be a problem.

Play Piano, stopping me? We got rid of the piano about 6 months ago.

Be a fashion designer, an interior designer...write a book, be a photographer, a spy, a stripper ( I can always fall back on that one if I keep going to the gym)

okay, I've depressed myself with everything I haven't done yet.

 
At 1:55 AM, Blogger TTQ said...

I should clarify.. I didn't run a a mile in 6.3 mins.... it took me alot longer to finish 6.3 miles..

 
At 2:18 AM, Blogger Dan said...

I don't have your number....

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Beth said...

uh...meet Brad Pitt? check, and double check! AHHHHHHHH!!

I've always wanted to jump out of an airplane, learn to play the cello, go to a pro boxing match....run a marathon(ya, right!) be in the Olympics as a figure skater....the list goes on and on.

what's stopping me? Angelina

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Jenster said...

I've always wanted to write a book. Nothing's stopping me. I'm doing it. The trick will be getting it published! LOL

I would also love to travel the world. So many places I want to see. Cash would be the obstacle here.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Scott, Jill, & Ryley said...

I want to go back to school and get another degree...this time in something I am really interested in...nutrition and health.
What's stopping me...well for now, I am a stay at home mom with a 19 month old and one on the way (2 weeks to be exact).
I also would LOVE to go on a vacation to Tahiti. Really, nothing is stopping me except for the fact that we are broke!! If I knew I was dying I would go and put it on my credit card! HA!

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger Swishy said...

I love reading these! And good for all of you who are working on some of them! (Beth, that Brad Pitt one was just for you ... ha ha.)

And Dan ... LOL.

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Come on swishy, tell us your hopes and dreams. Or I might have to give away Manic Mom's.......

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Frannie Farmer said...

Mr. Farmer and I always say that we can accomplish anything with Time and Money - the problem is that we don't have EITHER.
There is so much we want to do. So much I want to do. Stopping me -- mostly ME ... and kids and money and time. Not a good enough excuse though.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger honeykbee said...

Travel the world at a snail's pace (ok, maybe a little faster than that). What's stopping me? I don't have Brad Pitt's deep pockets. Yet.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger TTQ said...

And Swishy..the pitcher in the news is NOT my husband...I read the headlines and looked at him and said "You were suppose to tell me shit like this BEFORE we got married!"

His response: "Baby, you know I was out on bond"

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

OK, who is this mysterious Mike who claims to know my "hopes and dreams???"

Wait. Everyone already knows mine, but I think at this point, it's out of my hands.

I want to have my novel published!! And lose the 20#s I've gained.

Great post Swishy Girl!

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Oh, and Dan...

I've got Swishy's number... (say it like nanny, nanny boo boo!)

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger Dan said...

not funny

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Andie said...

Travel the world.

Become a professional photographer.

Write a book.

Kiss Ryan Reynolds

Things keeping me from it:

A) time and money

B) I need to take some classes for that!

C) Writer's Block

D) well, for a while, Alanis Morissette was keeping me from that, but now I think it's Jessica Biel (so the gossip rags say) But I'm sure my husband wouldn't be pleased either.

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Oh come on Dan, it's hilarious, in fact, I'll give you a hint, it starts with a 7 and ends with a 4.

There you go. Now use some mathematical method to figure out the number!

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Trish said...

Go on a trip by myself for like 2 months.

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger kim said...

Hey Beth, Jen didn't stop Angelina -- look at it as pay back for Jen. Go -- complete the karmic circle and get that Brad.

Me? -- I'm going to be a best selling author. What's stopping me? Starting my major money making, hand painted furniture business and raising children.

I would also love to power my house through the use of solar or wind energy. $$$ is stopping me, but I have the low burn light bulbs! And I'm looking into going partially solar. I can afford a panel :o) -- not sure, that's why I'm looking into it.

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger CruiserMel said...

Be a rock star.

Own a yacht.

Find good homes for lost doggies and kitties.

Paint an oil painting.

Write music.

Bungy-jump.

See New Zealand and Australia.

Here's a weird one: I always wanted to be old enough to have dated David Cassidy back in his Partridge Family days. I still get all tingly looking at him

Okay, that's enough - now I can't turn off my brain. Fun posting!

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger LEstes65 said...

I love this post. Hope you don't mind me jumping in (from Trish's site).

I would love to return to singing for a living. What stops me? It doesn't pay as well as Snoopy does.

I would love to have the guts to just sell off almost everything, buy a HUGE RV and just live all over the country. A month here, a month there. What stops me? My two young boys need more stability than that.

Great post. I love things that make me think about things I haven't thunk before.

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger kim said...

Oh! I want to go to that pottery studio I pass by on my way to Hartland.

stopping me? I never think of it until I'm passing by on my way to something else.

 

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