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.