When I Grow Up…

When I Grow Up I’m going to..

Some people have a dream job, some people want to be famous, some want to achieve great things but not me. I don’t remember ever having dreams or ambitions
So I thought the internet is a great place to start. They might not be traditional life goals, some might not even be achievable but they are ideas and ideals.

I want to:

  • Grow (at least) half my family’s consumption of vegetables and a third of our fruit
  • Keep goats
  • Keep bees
  • Make cheese
  • live in a country where marriage can be recognised as a legal contract of partnership between any consenting adults separate from but no better or worse than a religious affirmation of such a union
  • Be a mother
  • Be competent in conversational Irish
  • Be able to read sanskrit
  • Publish an article in an academic journal
  • Publish a serious monograph
  • Trek in the Himalayas
  • Ride the trans-Siberian railway all the way from Moscow to Vladivostock
  • Take my wife to Africa – Morocco, Tunisia, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Egypt… maybe climb Mount Kenya
  • Get a completely different degree
  • Learn to lay a proper Cornish hedge
  • Walk in the Andes
  • Convert my house to a point where we sustainably generate enough electricity to run at least our laptops (not as small as it sounds)
  • Swim in the Pacific Ocean
  • Sky-Dive
  • Walk the whole Cornish Coast path
  • Volunteer on a regular basis – probably in befriending or advocacy (poss. for citizen’s advice or similar)
  • Pass my driving test, and get a HGV licence
  • Learn to hotwire a car
  • Go to Jordan, and Baghdad
  • Watch the Northern lights from inside the Arctic circle
  • Plant a tree for every one of my friends
  • Create a scholarship fund
  • Own a bespoke suit
  • Get and keep up to date mountain quality first aid qualifications
  • Find out what 9-5, 5 days a week is really like..
  • Be my own boss

To be continued..

Any Thoughts?

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