There is a list I made almost 4 years back. 20 things I want to do before I die. A movie I saw recently, Dasvidhania reminded me of the same list, one that I haven’t gone back to since so long. So here is my list, slightly altered to account for the 4 years in between….and a tally of where I stand. Why am I writing this here? Not so much to share, I would rather keep it in a locked drawer. But rather, in an attempt that if I put it here, maybe I will be forced to revisit it sometimes to see if life is going where I thought it would … or should….
20 things I want to do before I die:
1.Go on a luxury cruise. One with swimming pools and casinos and dining rooms with live singers and huge double bed cabins with the porthole looking out into the vast sea
2.Work for 4 hours everyday and spend the rest taking dance/singing/piano/guitar/language classes and taking care of my home and family
3.Send my parents on the orient express in rajasthan
4.Ride in the canoes in the waterways of Venice and eat at quaint lil cafes serving pasta and wine. Walk the pathways of Florence.
5.Go for a vacation to Kerala, in luxury. With massages and the works
6.Collect famous paintings – hmmmm….does a Van Gogh Poster count?
7.Start a restaurant where I cook once in a while
8.Have my man propose to me in a quiet place, in candle light or moonlight, in formals, with flowers, and wine, one one knee....it should be the most romantic thing in my life – OK don’t know how this will happen unless the Husband decides to do a rerun
9.My own home with a garden...and a picket fence...and a huge dog.....and flowers in every room...the house smelling of freshly baked cookies
10.Give painless childbirth – Science need to advance faster for this one
11.Wear a flowing gown on my reception – hmmm….we need to do a re-vow thing like the rich and the famous!!
12.Visit a wine making festival and trample on the grapes in the casket
13.Write a book – Believe it or not, this one is done!! The Guide for Expats moving to Noida.
14.Die at a good age, not too old that I am dependant, and before my husband
15.Ride a two wheeler on a beautiful road with trees on both sides in a beach town – Do I hear Goa beckoning?
16.Explore India....not just the cities...but smaller towns that ppl have not heard about – one big tick mark here….we go to a new town every month to explore.
17, 18, 19 and 20 are still open....to be added as and when...