One by one, month by month, I’ve accomplished 100 different things I’ve never done before.
There is something to be said for having a dream and fulfilling it the best way I can in the only way I know how.
I’ve made amazing friends, I’ve learned new things, and I’ve come closer to knowing myself than I ever have before.
And now I stand before you about to face down my next 100 adventures – and who can really say what that will bring – but if I have it my way, it will include the following:
- I want to meet these awesome and inspirational Canadians:
- Justin Trudeau because he emulates what it means to be Canadian and I love his stance on the environment.
- Rick Mercer because he’s just plain awesome, and funny, and dead on with his wonderful rants.
- Col. Chris Hatfield because I just like him. He’s got a great personality.
- Stuart McLean because this wondrous storyteller makes me laugh and cry all at the same time.
- Take a Virgin Galactic Trip to Outer Space!
- Get my motorcycle license.
- See the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba when they do their yearly migration in the autumn.
- Learn how to operate a hot air balloon in the fall over a sea of autumn colours.
- I’ve never been to Europe, Russia, China, Africa, Australia, or South America. I want to do that sometime soon.
- Visit both the south and north poles. I don’t mind the cold.
- Cooking lessons. I want to learn how to properly burn meat and make any kind of ethnic food.
- I want to build one of those mud (cob) homes with my bare hands with coloured glass bottles and beautiful nooks and crannies.
- Drive a Lamborghini around a race track and maybe get my race car driver certification.
- Learn how to knit stuff.
- Be in a Wes Anderson Life Aquatic meets Moonrise Kingdom meets Royal Tennenbaums meets The Darjeeling Limited film with the usual cast of characters. Quirk factor.
- See a Tesla Coil in action.
- Hang out in Cuba for a while and pretend to write. Maybe dance a little. Drink a mojito or two.
- Go to India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Sri Lanka on a Tea Tour. Slurp!
If I can even hit one or two of these adventures in the next 100, I’ll be ecstatic – but who knows what the future holds in store for me.
I have no plans after my return to Vancouver from my 100th Adventure – so I guess I’m nothing more than a grain of sand with the world as my oyster. I tell you this….this pearl is open for adventure and that means everything is possible.
© Monthly Adventure, Patricia Taylor, April 2016