Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re pre-born, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked.
(subject to multiple iterations!)
Inspired by: Felicia of love.life.eat
- Be well-traveled on my own continent. Top 10: Kenya (duh!), Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Zambia/Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Morocco/Tunisia and Egypt. Ok make that Top 12/13.
- Rediscover my writer’s voice and experiment with short stories as well as opinion pieces.
- Develop my interest in photography (see what I did there) and master my camera.
- Visit Rome again – the first time was short and sweet and with my French host-parents. Go back on my own terms. Preferably with a lover. It’s that kind of city ;)
- Spend at least two weeks in Japan
- Become fluent in Kiswahili
- Become fluent in French
- Arrive at basic proficiency in either Arabic or Spanish.
- Get strong: Yoga-stick to it and get bendy. Swimming – why did you let it go to begin with?!
- Build my self-confidence. Without this, nothing else on this list will happen. Become as optimistic as I once was
- Own and run a creative café/cultural-arts-performance-literature space/serve really good brunch food all day errday.
- Let food, temples, small villages and a sense of adventure be my guide through South East Asia.
- Let architecture, cafés and wine be my guide through Europe.
- Visit the West Coast: Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego
- Befriend a dog
- Learn how to think strategically
- Learn to be more generous of my time and possessions
- Become a better minimalist: own only what I need and love
- Mentor someone
- Find/Own a place I could call home (and decorate it to my heart’s content!)
- Fall in love with cooking again
- Learn to cook something delicious
- Seek out more opportunities, allow for more spontaneity
- Learn Kikuyu
- Learn Kidigo
- Learn how to play my guitar
- Politely speak my mind if something is offensive
- Learn how to film and edit short video
- Learn how to ride a bike. For real this time…(before I leave NYC!!)
- Take my mama on a holiday
- Become a teacher – formal or informal
- Do not fear hard work: remember that freedom tastes best when paired with healthy servings of personal accomplishment.