Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My 800 Years

Today at work we were talking about whether or not we would want to live for 800 years and if we did what we would want to do. I decided I would as long as Jonny got to live it with me! We also decided you would stay in you 20s-30s. For the purposes of my list I am also assuming the world stays similar to what it is now (unrealistic I know but it made it easier.) This is no where close to all of the things I would do or want to do but here is an idea.

Live on a desert island for a few years like Castaway or Swiss Family Robinson. Swim with dolphins in the wild. Learn to surf. Live in every state in the union. Go to culinary school and open my own restaurant. Go to fashion school and start a fashion line. Get my pilot’s license. Skydive. Learn French, Spanish, Latin, Mandarin and a few more. Live in several countries including France, Germany, Greece, England, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. Travel to the moon and Mars. Invent something. Win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. Run the Boston Marathon. Own season tickets to the Red Sox. Go on several couple’s missions. Read every book on the 100 Great American Novels List. Learn to dance. Own my own working farm/ranch. Learn to sing, play piano, play guitar. Get married, have a family. Visit the wreck of the Titanic. Travel the world. Scuba dive- explore the Great Barrier Reef. Go to the World Cup, Superbowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA Finals. Visit the 7 wonders of the world (all of them man-made, natural, ancient world, etc.)Visit every continent, put my feet in every ocean (yeah I know some will be miserably cold). Take part in religious rites for all religions- pilgrimage to Mecca, be at St. Peter’s Basilica for the announcing of the new pope, visit Jerusalem, there are more but I don’t know what they are. Spend a year living as a homeless person. Truly change somebody’s life completely, for the better. And a whole lot of this...
So that is my list. Like I said it is far from complete but it is a start. What would you do if you had 800 years to live?

1 comment:

Greg and Betsy Rose said...

Sounds like a list for forever. Maybe we will be able to do many of these things in the forever aspect of things, only everything will be even better.