As has already been established, I have not yet figured out what the future is or where I can find it (Google maps, you fail me). I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to trap it but thus far it has evaded me and I’m forced to conclude that maybe the future doesn’t want to be found. Well, at least not by me.
Given my liking for (obsession with) list-making, my mother elected to buy me the My Future Listography as a Christmas present. Well, she says it’s to do with my penchant for planning but sometimes I do wonder if she’d like me to move out of the basement (surely not, right?) It turns out that this book is all kinds of AWESOME and I felt the need to share its awesomeness with you. Let us soak in it together.
List the Beaches You Dream of Seeing
1. Hvar, Croatia. Apparently there are the most amazing parties at this wee island in the Adriatic Sea! Add to that a beautiful beach and sunshine … well, I can’t think of many places I would rather be.
2. Goa, India. The smallest state in India, Goa is world famous for its magnificent beaches. Given my penchant for Indian food and partying (see, mum? Totes have my priorities sorted) I feel like Goa and I would get along really well.
Sunset in Goa, India
3. Maldives. You know, I’m not even fussy about where in the Maldives I go. Every island looks absolutely beautiful and I might have to lie down on the floor until my need to be there passes.
4. Bora Bora Beach, Tahiti. I have heard stories about Tahiti; very, very good stories. I would like a coconut, a bikini and a book and I would like them on Bora Bora Beach.
Bora Bora Beach, Tahiti
5. Koh Samui, Thailand. I have actually already been here, but I dream and dream of returning. Take me there now, please!
Koh Samui, Thailand
List your dream jobs:
1. Marine Biologist. I watched this totally awesome documentary on deep sea creatures recently and now I would like to devote my life to campaigning for clownfish welfare. No clownfish will be left behind.
At least 1 in 5 clownfish will experience some form of discrimination in their lifetime
2. Team Mascot for the Canucks. I want to be this happy every day for the rest of my life.
3. Jerry Springer. Except without his Jerry Springer-ish-ness. I would endeavour to revolutionise daytime television, elevating it to a democratic forum for celebrating difference.
Would you watch my show?
List what your perfect home would entail:
1. Books. Then more books. That’s pretty much my only requirement, honestly.
ALL OF THESE, PLEASE.
2. Treehouse. If I’m going to settle down, I want to take it quite seriously. This seems like my only option so far.
This is just the beginning of the lists I have made in My Future Listography. This journal is the perfect combination of serious and fun. I was able to think about things in a very lighthearted manner and without the pressure of GET-A-JOB-NOW-PLAYTIME-OVER. However, upon reflecting back through all that I had written, I gained a lot of clarity about what I might like to do with my next 60-or-so-years (fingers crossed). It reminded me to think about what kind of person I want to be, not just what kind of job I should have.
Thus, I begin my plans to become a marine biologist in a tree in Thailand. Huzzah!
Love Claire x