Preface: This whole post is going to be off the top of my head. I was inspired by the song that came on my iTunes, "Because We Can" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. I thought to myself, "Hey, this could be interesting." So, I believe that my inspiration for my future posts will be from my music selection. Yeah, this really could be interesting...
I have this huge list of things that I want to do... eventually. I don't want to say, "...before I die," or "...while I'm still young," because I don't like to think of my own death, and I want to believe that I will not grow up to be a lazy or boring person.
Most of the things on this list are just little things like climb the rock wall at the REC center, learn a new song on the guitar, or go on a camping trip. Some of them are a bit more intense, such as run a marathon, publish more magazine/newspaper articles, write a book, and win awards for being awesome. Okay, maybe I won't win the awesome award, but I might could win an award for doing something awesome.
Sometimes, when I dream of those big things, and even some of the little ones, I wonder what on earth drives me to want to do something so drastic and unlike any other thing I've ever done. I often think of the money, the "fame," the fact that I can show off something to my friends and family, and more silly perks that really don't matter.
I finally just picture myself doing it, not the rewards that come from it like the Tiffany necklace at the finish line, or the check in the mail from a magazine, but I picture myself actually running the marathon and researching and writing the article.
I ask myself again, "Why do I want to do this?" It's because I can.
So this leads me to thinking about what all we can do. There is just so much that ranges from simply reading a book to cleaning to volunteering. Not to sound like a commercial or anything, but the possibilities are endless!
But why aren't we doing these things? Is it because we don't want to? I doubt that. Yes, I'll admit that I don't always want to read, clean, or go out and save the world, but I know that there is something else that I would like to do other that watch TV or sleep all day.
My point is that the next time we find ourselves saying, "I want to do ___," instead of finding excuses not to, we should just go out and do it.
Because we can.