Saturday, December 03, 2005
With the learn-to-fly-an-airplane dream met, I've been wondering what I should do next. Of course, there is always more to learn with the airplane, and I'm pretty sure I will go for an instrument rating and other advanced ratings, but I'd like to pursue some non-aviation-related dreams as well.
Unfortunately, life isn't long enough to do everything I'd like to do, so I need to prioritize. I'm brainstorming to figure out what other dreams I want to satisfy. Here's the list I have so far:
- learn to surf
- learn to ski
- learn to scuba (is "scuba" a verb?)
- learn to play guitar or piano
- learn to draw and/or paint
- try skydiving (I suspect this will be a one-time event, not a continuing hobby)
- get a career that I find challenging and worthwhile
- settle down with a nice woman, and raise some nice kids
The surfing thing is foremost in my mind right now. Unfortunately, it's not the right time of the year to start. Maybe I should take a vacation in Australia.
It's also a social activity for introverts. You have to have a buddy to dive, but you can't communicate with them during the dive.
As for the wife and kids plan, seek a spouse with the same temperment and similar interests, especially if you want a family. Sooo... I suggest you look for a female blogger/wikipedian that knows forth and wants to be a pilot. I hear there's one that lives in Latvia... :-O
Motorcycling has always struck me as being crazy. I have a lot of respect for people that do it, but I'd never do it myself. The airplane easily satisfies my fast-vehicle-that-can-kill-me quota.
Sean, if you have the phone number of that Latvian woman who is perfect for me, please pass it along.