Friday, January 22, 2016

A random wishlist

In life, we all have plenty of things we want to achieve. Some are more conventional than others. This list is about those others. Those things that for some reason I want to achieve and although not sure how I will, the desire is there. So here goes:

  1. Do a book music tour where I play small venues and read of my books and play songs
  2. Star in a video for the song “Lady, your roof brings me down.” I would love for film students to help me bring out a concept I have for every time I listen to this song by Scott Weiland. Why do I want to star? Ego might be the easy answer, but I honestly would love the challenge of stepping COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone in the name of artistic expression for a song that evokes so many images in my mind.
  3. To have JK Rowling and Neil Gaiman enjoy something I write. Honestly, this is more of a wish to give back to these two magnificent writers who have touched me so deeply with their words. Beyond thankful for them and more than validation, I just want to know something I wrote made them smile. Childish? Sure. But we’re all allowed a fandom or two, aren’t we?
  4. To record my music at a higher level. Although far from a rockstar or epic, I do think my songs merit a go at trying to record them in better quality to share. 
  5. To help write the story for a video game. I have an RPG concept I’d like to develop and also have a different idea for a story altogether. It’s just an itch I want to scratch with a game controller :D Oh and there’s the matter of the body boarding video game I’d love to make.
  6. To make my own soda brand. I’m random, get used to it :D
  7. I want to learn to rock climb and to climb one mountain. Doesn’t need to be anything psycho. Just me and a rock getting to know each other.
  8. To make a board game that has high replay value. I think that’s a pretty cool challenge.
  9. To appear in a body boarding segment. I’d love to see footage of me riding and see how I can improve my riding.
  10. Help in the design of an amusement park ride. How flipping epic would that be? I think of JK getting on a Harry Potter ride and smiling to herself. :D
  11. To give a commencement speech. More than anything, I would like the ability to say something that will inspire graduates to throw caution to the wind and dream big. I regularly read/watch Steve Jobs’s commencement speech and would love to do that.
  12. Do a TED Talk. To do a TED Talk you should be doing something that can make an impact on the world. I want to develop some of the initiatives I am pursuing to the point where I can impact a child in Pakistan and how he can get along well with a girl from the Scottish Highlands and beyond. 

And yes, this is off the top of my head. :D We’ll see how I go about pursuing these and many other dreams, because, why not?

Peace, love, and maki rolls


  1. I love this post. I always have dreams I want to accomplish and some of them I already have. The one about a writer I admire reading one of my books crazily just happened. I'm fascinated with the Aloysius Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Well, I have a series in the same vein as their books and I got the guts up to ask one of them to read my book - he did and he wrote me a review I was able to put up on Amazon. I say write to them, why not? What's the very worst thing that happens? My favorite quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

    1. So happy you liked it, Elyse. I have a loooonnnngggg list of goals, but these are some of the more random ones. :D And WOW, so cool that happened to you and I'm happy you got that to happen. SO Epic he even reviewed. I think I'd pass out ahahaha. ANd that is a magnificent quote. Will write them, because why not? :D