Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my life, where it’s at now and where I want it to be in the future. I have a lot of things I want to accomplish and I should probably start doing that. Every time someone asked me what was on my bucket list, I always said I didn’t really have one…because really I don’t. I don’t really like to live according to a list…I just LIVE, that’s all. If that makes sense….kinda like, live in the moment and see where life takes me. Heck, I don’t even really plan out what I’ll do for the day.
In some way though, I guess I do have a bucket list…a more sophisticated one, if you will. Of just a bunch of life goals I want to accomplish before I die. (and if they don’t happen, I would hope someone close to me would try to accomplish them in my honor) :)
GET A MASTERS DEGREE — In either International Business or Entrepreneurship.
LEARN MORE — “Learn more.” Sounds stupid and a little vague. But really, I want to gain more knowledge about a lot of things…especially marketing, web design, photography, even coffee and baking. (It’s probably a good thing then, that my boss is making me attend a web design class for a few days.)
BE A MORE BEAUTIFUL PERSON — Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally. Most people might disagree with me and be like, “What?! Girl, you’re crazy. You’re already beautiful all around.” Although I can see how you might think that’s true, I personally know that there are certain parts about me physically, mentally, and emotionally that need to change. Which is partially why I started yoga and meditation in the first place.
OWN A BUSINESS — I already have an idea in my head. A pretty cool one at that, all thanks to Thomas Obungen. If not a sake and dessert bar, it’s going to be a photography cafe. I already have certain things for it planned out in my head and written down on paper, now it’s just a matter of when I’ll be able to execute it. Probably not for many more years.
TRAVEL THE WORLD — Well, maybe not the ENTIRE world. But, I do especially want to go to Japan, China, Thailand, England, France, and Australia. Really though, and people might already know this due to a review I once wrote on Yelp, but I’m on a mission to find the best coffee shop in the world :p
PHILANTHROPY — That’s right. I want to be a Philanthropist. I’m a big believer in giving back to the community. So, that is definitely one thing I plan to do, preferably using the “photography” part of my cafe as a vessel. I also want to possibly start my OWN charity geared towards a cause close to my heart.
And lastly…but absolutely NOT least (because I’ve talked about it many times before.)
FIND TRUE LOVE — A love that is not forced, but natural. A love that is based off one’s connection with the other person, and not purely physical. A love that keeps progressing and never stops growing. Sounds cheesy. But, it’s what I want. Heck, it’s what every girl wants. I want someone who will make me smile every day of my life, who I can have fun with, that I can trust with every secret that I have, and who will support me and all of my dreams, and of course, in return I’ll do the same. (After all, with all that money I plan to have in the future…I need someone to share it with) ;) Lol.
My so-called “bucket list” here hasn’t changed all that much. Except, I do want to add a few things which might actually fall within a few categories above.
Lately, I’ve been yearning to live better. By live better I mean, in all ways possible. I want to live healthier and happier. So, from now, I plan to eat healthier, exercise more, and most of all live happier. By that I mean, to be happy, maybe not ALL the time, but most of the time. Focus more on the good things around me, rather than the negative.
Also, I’ve also been wanting to continue my language learning. And, a recent Hawaiian History film event at the Curb with Mr. Ron Williams really inspired me. Not only to learn more about the state I live in, but also to take on its native language. My friend, Juli Burden gave me a brilliant idea today, by taking the “word of the day” approach. And in fact, that’s what I intend to do, not just with learning more about the Hawaiian language, but also with the other languages I’m learning (Japanese, Chinese, and Korean). :D
I’ve seen the light! Lol.