... It's funny but now that i've received my doctorate, I feel like I, we even, can carry on with the rest of our lives. There are SO many things that I'd like to do or atleast try that I've wanted to do or at least try for a while...but I just haven't had the time or energy...until now. Woo hoo, I feel so ALIVE its a bit frightening! : )
I know some people write a 'bucket list' of things they want to do before they're 30 or before they have a baby etc....but my list has no time limits... I initially wrote a little wishlist for this year, but I've added to it now... From time to time, as I achieve certain goals, I'll update my list; I may even remove things from my list if I change my mind...
So, in no particular order, here are some things that I think I would like to do...at some point...
Get closer to God and make being Christ-like part of my to-do list every day without exception!
Overcome my fear of dogs
Spend more quality time with Little Miss O
Buy a brand new car (yet to be specified) and be the first to drive it away from the showroom (yes I know it'll depreciate as soon as I leave, but I don't care - its just one of the things that I'd really like to do)
Learn how to cook more African dishes
Generally expand my repertoire of cooking and become a comfortable and able hostess
Learn more about holistic therapies and/or mixology
Relearn the guitar (I didn't get very far, but I still remember the basics)
Be the best Mummy I know how to be
Be the best Wife I know how to be
Learn to play the piano
Adopt an family of orphans
Keep more in touch with the 'aunties'! Love you!!!
Accompany someone during childbirth (I know its an odd one, but its just something I'd like to do - maybe I could be a doula)
Found a 'from domestic premises' nursery (or something similar)
Spend more girly days with just my Mum and sisters
Go on holiday/mini-moon with (just) Mr O at least once a year
Visit Ghana again
Live in Ghana and/Sierra Leone for a while
Get back into my anthropology
Have at least tri-annual 'Jazz days' with my favourite most girlies
Learn how to use all the functions on my camera - then upgrade it to one with multiple lenses!
Write a book - exact topic tbc
Sleep more (laughable when you see the size of my list, eh!)
Open a charity shop abroad
Visit Sierra Leone again
Build a house in Sierra Leone and Ghana
Be invited onto Oprah(!)
Visit other African countries
Learn to speak French
Understand Ga and Twi enough to fully follow conversations without relying on the situation to guide me
Be invited to speak at a conference in a far-away land.
Travel to Asia - India, Thailand and Japan to be specific
Teach Little Miss O how to understand Krio, Ga and Twi (poor girl!)
.... and the list goes on!
What's the one thing that you always wanted to do?