1. Study at University, and leave with a Masters Degree in Screenwriting for TV and Film.
It's a goal I've wanted to do for a while now, and I'm all set up to study in September. It's part of a bigger goal really, as writing, reading, reading screenplays, and being creative are big things in my life. I'd have pulled the trigger long ago if I knew that writing/creating/directing stories wasn't the thing I wanted to do. It's a big step for me to want to actually take it seriously, and actually get my arse into gear about being taken seriously.
2. Write a half-decent novel.
There's a saying that 'everybody has one decent novel within them' and I guess I'll push the limits by saying wanting to write for living, means I'll throw out more than one--hopefully--with the best intention, not for money, but for self-worth. I guess when I can get to a point where I have the time to write it properly (that isn't to say I don't micro-write, and churn out words whenever I can) I'll be much happier.
3. Screenwrite or direct a movie.
The Empire State of goals, one which I wouldn't agree that I've made it in my career, until I can sit down with somebody well-known; Ridley Scott, Cameron, Jim Carrey, Emma Stone--Anybody famous with a creative aspect towards the movie. I guess I'll know then, when I can help great creative people with so much as one iota of what they can do, I'll accept I've made the best of what I have.
4. Get in shape.
A very shallow endeavour, I'm sure. But the fact is, I've never been in great shape. I'm not what you'd call a gorger, or an obese fatf*ck who loves lard and cake, but I'm not what you'd call a chiseled perfection. I'd like to get in shape for my own sake, really. The healthiness aspect is the big kicker here, and I'd like to know I took care of my body as well as I could until I finally kick the proverbial bucket. And I don't want it to be a bucket full of f*cking lard.
5. Learn a martial art.
Ugh. The amount of times I've tried to learn one, and have been taken over by the lesser forms of recreation in my young days. Learning Krav Maga has been a goal on my list for a year now, and the only reason I haven't learnt it, is my financial situation is, what you would call, absolutely f*cking sh*t. Anyway, this is something I want to do.
6. Learn Parkour.
An extension of number five. I used to be great at it, and it was one of the best things for releases for me. I didn't smoke, I barely drank--but going out, running, and jumping, and keeping flow was something that felt great. It was just something I knew I loved to do. Then girls came into the picture and my life spiralled out of control. But wanting to re-learn this, for health and for the fact it's something I've loved for years, is all the more reason it's a big thing on my list.
7. Find The One.
I'm with a girl I love very much, so don't misconstrue the fact I've yet to find the One. She very well could be, but life has a funny way of f*cking you when you're passed out, and so regardless, I guess I want to confirm she is, or find the one I want to spend the rest of my life with. Who doesn't?
8. Become a successful writer
Self-explanatory, if you know me, you'll know it's something I work hard to be--novel or screenplays, whatever the weather.
9. Swim with whales, and other beautiful beasts of the ocean.
There's something that appeals to me, you see all these National Geographic photographers, and they literally have one of the greatest jobs in the world. It's something magical, being so close to these huge creatures--Seals, whales, and anything. I'd love to be down there with a Great White Shark, or anything. It's something I know I want to do.
10. Make other peoples lives worth living.
I'd like to know that I can do something for other people. If I'm blessed enough to become successful at what I want, I'd like the chance to be able to fix other's problems. If I can use my job or my wealth to make others happy. I'll die happier, knowing I worked towards something important.