Week #7 – What are 5 experiences you would like to have?

So I missed a few weeks – and I’m also behind a week with this post – because I couldn’t decide on an answer for their questions:

Week #5 – What motivated you today?
Week #6 – There’s a movie about your life. Who is the cast, who is the director, and what is the setting? What’s it about? Is there a moral to the story?

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Also, this week wasn’t overly easy either. Liza really knows how to come up with some difficult questions.

I’m guessing most people probably wouldn’t have much difficulty in listing 5 experiences they’d like but, I’m not most people. I don’t have many (or any) goals and I have no idea what I want from one minute to the next so listing experiences I’d like to do, at some point in the future, is sort of hard for me.

I read a few of the other challengers posts though and started thinking a bit smaller than I was and here is what I came up with:

1. Make and cook a homemade lasagne
One night a week or so ago, I was discussing this blog topic with Jarrod and said “I wouldn’t mind making a lasagne one day” and so it became part of the list. I’ve wanted to make lasagne for so many years, my Dad used to make it fairly regularly and it was so amazing and now it’s at the point that I can’t even remember the last time I ate a lasagne let alone an awesome home made one. So I’m going to test this out one day. When I get less scared of crunchy, overcooked lasagne noodles.

2. Do a Chocolate Making class
I first thought of this when I saw that Lindsay and Edmund’s have beginner and intermediate chocolate making classes. I think it would be awesome to see the process and be able to take home some chocolate that I’d made myself. Then I saw that Lindt also have chocolate making classes and I decided it was something I should plan on doing. I’ll probably start with Lindsay and Edmunds first though because a) its cheaper and b) it’s closer to home.

3. Being proud of myself for something I’ve achieved
I don’t know how I would even begin to accomplish this. I don’t remember the last time where I did something that I thought was really awesome and was incredibly proud of myself for doing it. As this post sort of shows, I don’t really go through life thinking of it as an assortment of goals and experiences that need to be completed so don’t know what I could be proud of myself for accomplishing.

4. Have a job I actually like going too
This is a tricky one for me. Even now, I don’t know what I want to do for a job and I’m not overly inclined to learn new skills until I work that out. All I know is that my current job isn’t for me and maybe management isn’t either. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently and completed a few ‘career tests’, the strange thing about these tests is most of them suggest Primary School Teacher in my top 5. Considering I’m not too big on training and really can’t stand kids I am wondering what it is that makes this a top recommendation. One day I hope I can wake up on a Monday morning and be interested in what I’ll do at work for the week rather than thinking about the next 5 days stretching out endlessly in front of me.

5. Own a house
This one is probably a little way off down in the future but it would be great to one day buy and own my own place. With the way renting is here there is very little opportunity to make a place yours. I’d like to be able to think “I want to put something on this wall!” and just do it without having to ask permission. Or replace the carpet or have a better kitchen and know it’s up to me how my place will be. Also just knowing that my money is going towards owning my own place rather than helping someone else pay off theirs.

That was quite hard to come up with, I’ve been thinking about it for more than a week. Now the interesting thing will be seeing if I’m able to follow through with any of them.

5 comments

  1. Esme says:

    I think every time someone asks me a personal question, I take a really long time to answer. There’s just so many ways to answer a question, this one including. When I read your 5 experiences, I thought they were pretty good experiences to have. Especially the last 3. But then I thought about myself, and no I don’t think I can answer it without thinking about it for like an hour or more.

    The first two experiences are probably the easiest to achieve, and I hope you get all the experiences you want to have. I, myself, can probably not make and cook a lasagne well, considering my crap cooking skills. The chocolate making class sounds like it could be fun – I love chocolate and am really picky about it.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Homemade lasagna is delicious! I’m pretty sure that you’ll be surprised at how good you can make it on the first go!

    In my experience, the personality tests that they give you in school are kind of flawed when it comes to giving specific recommendations, like “elementary school teacher”, but are less flawed when it comes to giving a general category, like “realistic investigative”. I remember being told that I should join the military. (Definitely not for me!) However, what I chose for a career is in the same category as joining the military.

  3. Cat says:

    You should totally make lasagna! It’s actually pretty easy and tastes so good when it’s homemade, since you can put whatever you want in it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ooh, a chocolate making class sounds like a lot of fun. I like pastry stuff and hadn’t thought of looking up a class like that, but I think it’d be something I’d enjoy too.

    I think being happy with something you’ve done can be a form of being proud ๐Ÿ™‚ I also feel like part of liking your job is finding the right company. I’ve seen people doing things they love, but still hate their job because they don’t like the company or their coworkers or that specific area of work. It can be a tough balance to find and figure out.

    Owning a house is pretty nice! There are downsides like having to deal with repairs and maintenance yourself, but it is nice being able to make changes without getting in trouble for them.

    I hope you’ll be able to have all of these experiences!

  4. Deanna says:

    I make lasagna in the slow cooker. It turned out bad a couple times (I still ate it though haha) but one time it turned out perfect! I think I made it one other time where it came out good too. I think it is something that takes practice but it’s not really that hard.

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