Life Update (Boring bullshit rantings of a guy who just got home from a concert and hasn’t gone to sleep yet)
Don’t know if I’m going to keep this blog very active in the near future, for now, life just seems to be getting in the way. But not in a bad way. At the start of the year, having had quite a few changes happen in a very short space of time over the Christmas Holidays, I set myself a few goals. Not all of them were life changing and most of them were more self indulgent than progressive steps into the realm of adulthood, but it always helps having goals to strive for.
Tip top of the list was to finally move out of my home, get a proper job and maybe even find myself in a relationship of some form of stability. I’m happy enough to have achieved two of the three so far, currently living in a close to city centre house within a 20 minute Luas ride from the office where I’ve got as steady a job as I could expect to have as a 22 year old recent college graduate (and far better than I thought I’d be doing at this stage in my life). Yes I’m still single and while there are pros and cons to both forms of relationship status, I’m happy enough to remain so for now. Life has thrown me quite the bundle of lemons and I’m still busy squeezing all the lemonade out of them that I can.
The second half of that list, which I’ve added to as the year has progressed, started with two goals. Firstly, I wanted to watch the Dark Knight Rises in an IMAX theatre, and secondly, I wanted to see 3 particular act playing live, Rammstien, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Foo Fighters. After tonight, all four of these events can be officially crossed off that list and each one of them will be extremely memorable in their own right.
things that have crept their way onto the list over the last few months range from entering proper races to try and get back in shape (the first of which takes place this coming Saturday in the Phoenix Park), to dressing up like bane from TDKR (I had intended to attend the showing in costume but the mask i ordered didn’t arrive on time. however, with the upcoming DICE (Dublin International Comic Expo) event Bane shall eventually rise).
Long and short of it, I’m very grateful for A, having the opportunity to work where I do giving me the financial stability to afford the things I’ve gotten up to over the last 8 months, and B, for having the family and friends who either supported me in the decisions I’ve made such as moving out or come along for the ride as with the Dark Knight Rises trip and the Foo Fighters tonight.
And hey, there’s still another four months left in the year, who knows what’ll happen between now and then.
So I know I said I’d do this within two days of the last post I mentioned it in but I’m here now and that’s all that matters.
Ok so first let me explain exactly what’s going on here. A bucket list, for those who didn’t at least see the trailer for the movie of the same name (I never saw the movie so I can’t judge people who haven’t either), is basically a list of goals you wish to achieve before you bite the dust or, as they say, kick the bucket. They can range from anything as insignificant as going to a part of town you’ve never visited before, to CRAZYNESS like basejumping or absailing the grand canyon.
The other day I happened to be stumbling on stumbleupon when i came upon this website which gave you ideas of what to put on a bucket list and, instead of actually reading the ideas, I began to think, what if I decided to write a list of all the things I’d like to have done by the time I’m 35 (i compromised and chose 35 instead of 30 or 40). Most of these Ideas will be off the top of my head cause I’ve tried to not think about them so that the ideas are genuine things I’d be interested in and so as not to leave something out by over analysing the possible outcomes as I always do with these things.
so here’s my list. If I feel the need to explain any of them, I’ll put the reasoning in brackets beside it.
1: skydiving ( If at all possible, I’d consider this for Rag week charity fundraiser)
3: learn to surf and/or skateboard
4: visit vagas
5: visit Hollywood
6: give blood (I hate needles so this’d be something I could be proud of myself for doing)
7: play on an album
8: clime a permanently snow-capped mountain from its base.
9: run a marathon
10: go on a cruise ship holiday
(more after the jump)
Ok so I’m just in from work a short while ago and I’ve to actually sleep tonight because I’ve work again in the morning but I decided to write a short post as a sort of personal reminder about what direction I wanna take this blog in the future and this way, if I don’t follow through, I’ll (maybe) get a few people saying “shame on you” for not following through.
So firstly, I’m gonna write a bucket list type thing of 100 things I want to do before I’m 30/40 (i’ll make my mind up later). The reason I’m not calling it a bucket list per say is cause that’s meant to be stuff to do before you die, which I guess would be true in these circumstances… maybe I’ll call it a bucket list… I donno yet. But yeah anyway, the plan is to get writing that by Monday or Tuesday at the latest cause I can’t really do it tomorrow with work and then hopefully watching the Superbowl in the pub afterwards ( I don’t follow or really understand the rules of American football but apparently the first official trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger is gonna be shown and I’m not gonna miss a chance that I might get to see it!
Then there’s a little section that I’ll do every now and then called “The Little Things I Love and Hate” (warning: title subject to change without prior warning.. other than this one). This will be a small two to three sentence per thing segment where I’ll post one thing I love or like and one thing I hate or dislike. Don’t expect something witty and original all the time, I am still human and enjoy/ dislike many common little things so I’ll post them more often than not but from time to time, I’m sure I’ll pop up with a little gem. I’ll try to get around one of these a week, if not more. First one to come…… now! (in 5 minutes i need to get some pics and what not).