Thursday, 2 December 2010

Just a thought....

I'll be honest, today's post is going to be one of those let's-just-keep-writing-and-hope-it-goes-somewhere...kinda thing.

There's one obvious thing I can write about of course, and that's snow. It's always such a huge thing over here in England - places like New York, Stockholm and Moscow function perfectly with the snow, but London turns standstill, and the media goes crazy for it.

Not that I don't like snow of course. Just came back from my garden - its practically up to my knee! Nothing better than running through a untouched bit of snow ahhh :)

But all this snow got me thinking. I've had three days off school now due to the conditions, and if I'm honest, it starts to get a bit..bboorrrinnggg (yes, I did just say that. I'm sure I'll take it back the minute I have to go back to school, but you knoww). It got me thinking of holidays, oddly enough - travel, seeing the world, new experiences. We spend so much of our lives do little things that don't matter? I think if I took the amount of time I spent on the computer, or watching Friends re-runs, I have a couple months back of my life.

My brother-in-law said to me today - I was making up an excuse to not go sledging, since I had just got up, and all comfy in my pjs, the idea of going outside in the cold was a no no - and he goes, "Really, Nicola, one day life is just gonna pass you by..."

Oddly, this actually stuck with me a bit today. Which is why I made up for the lack of sledging by running around my garden and making snow angels. One thing I would love to do, would be to travel. Wouldn't you? Go shopping in New York, have a coffee in Paris, try surfing in Australia. Our world today is so career-headstrong, which I like too, but I think sometimes we just need, well, a break? Maybe actually see the world whilst we're young?

So, I've decided to write a list of all the places I have to go to before I die. (Happy, I know). Here is it: (you could do one too?)
- Australia
- Italy
- Japan
- Africa
- Paris (ok, so I've been to Disneyland when I was 7, but as an adult is completely different!)
- And last but definitely not the least - AMERICA. Yes, I've never been there before! I'd love to visit Hollywood and LA - maybe meet someone famous?!, New York (of course) and beautiful places like San Francisco. And also, everyone has to go Las Vegas at least once?

And there we have it. Pretty pointless blog entry you might think, but all I'm trying to get at is, maybe there's more to life than essay deadlines and pleasing your boss? Just a thought.

"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans" - Lennon


1 comment:

  1. Hi, New Yorker here. Just like to correct you because New York doesn't even function with heavy rain, let alone a few inches of snow.