Even though I’ve done a lot of coolio things with my life, I’ve also not done a lot of coolio things. I don’t know if I could’ve worded that any worse. There are times when I compare myself to other people my age and realize that I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as some people have. Maybe I wasn’t motivated enough. Maybe life got in the way.
There’s also part of me that isn’t impressed by anyone’s accomplishments. Part of me thinks I can/could do whatever I want and that everyone has the power to do whatever they want. So why be impressed by something that I could’ve done myself. I’m a good person, I swear.
So that got me thinking that it’s never to late to make myself impressive and accomplished. You know, like those people on the University of Phoenix commercials. They’re always going on about how it’s never too late to make a new path for yourself. Granted, they went to the University of Phoenix, but I’m sure there’s some merit to what they’re saying.
I’m going to make a list of things that I could do to make me a better, more well-rounded person.
1. Write a book. Anyone can write a book these days. I don’t have any particularly juicy stories I could use as a foundation to a memoir (and I’m only 25 so I haven’t really lived yet, but multiple people have told me I’m an “old soul” and remind them of their grandmas so there’s that) but I like talking about things in detail, so I’m sure I could figure it out.
2. Get a job. I was patiently awaiting the day that jobs would cease to exist but society doesn’t seem to be moving in that direction. The thing with me getting a job is that it’s actually not possible until my permanent residency comes in. Is it wrong that I hope it never arrives? Although, it will be nice to be a resident of Canada and just casually stroll past the customs officers. I’ll be so worldly. Kind of.
3. Go back to school. Okay this idea is barf. I still feel like I’m not ready to go back to school. However, I’ve always liked referring to myself as a student. I like studying and sitting in class and taking notes. But I was in school from ages 5-23. I’ve been out of school for two years and it’s been wonderful. No staying up late and writing essays. No stress of missing class or forgetting to read a chapter. And now that I’m not in school I’ve had so much more time to read for pleasure.
I could just take a couple of classes just for shits and gigs because I’m not sure I’m smart enough to get a masters. Or I could get a certificate for museum studies or managing artifacts or something like that (I have a degree in history and I’m interested in museum and gallery work). I just don’t know. And most importantly, if I went back to school I could go back-to-school shopping. Worth it.
Okay so my list has three things on it. Help me think of more things to do. They have to be possible–like, I’m not going to become an astronaut or anything. I COULD, but I don’t want wear those ugly NASA suits. More like NASTA, am I right?
And no, I’m not having a baby. Eventually I will, but I’m not willing to give away my youth. Or wake up at 3am.