To begin, a caveat: I don’t actually have 101 things to update you on. But I can give you a progress report on my 101 things to do in 1001.
There’s a newly added number 98: finish my law degree. It’s happening, people of the blogosphere. I’m going back to uni part time to fnish my law degree, which I dropped out of about this time last last year. This also means that I can cross number 68 off the list.
I already have a degree in English Lit and Politics, but I’m a massive believer in finishing what one has started. I’m not sure if I’ll ever practice law, although the AMAZING corporate clothes that Donna and Rachel wear in Suits might end up being an influencing factor. That, and I fancy myself as a bit of an Elle Woods. I don’t know what’s around the corner, or what the future holds for me. I don’t know if I’ll stay in advertising, practice law or do something different altogether (writing might be nice, yeah?) I do know though, that I have the opportunity to set myself up for some more great opportunities, so I’d be a baboon not to take it, right? Right.
Second, number – buying and using a Kindle. Well, I haven’t bought one, but I am using one so I figure I can cross this off the list. It’s super convenient! I took a lot of convincing that a Kindle was the way to go. I am a pretty prolific reader, and paper books are expensive and take up A LOT of space. I have two full bookcases at my parent’s house, and I’m well on the way to filling a third. With a Kindle, I don’t have any of the storage issues I have with paper books. Having instant access to the Kindle store also means instant gratification. I’m not altogether sure that this is actually a good thing, but that’s an issue for another time. I won’t give up paper books entirely, but the Kindle is handy for throwing in my bag and having something to read on the run. I’d imagine it will be good for travel too.
I can also cross off ‘have Nick visit me in Sydney’ from the list – number 63. Nick is my youngest brother, he’s 15 years old and one of the funniest kids I know. He is so incredibly different to my other brothers – he is arty and stylish and sensitive. He loves animals and drawing and being cosmopolitan. My other brothers are happier in a boat on the river, or traipsing through a way out bush paddock somewhere, drawing a bow and arrow.
Nick came to visit a few weeks ago, and we just hung out doing not much. We shopped (I had to talk him out of buying a truly hideous feather ear cuff – no brother of mine is getting around wearing that), went to the movies (Gatsby – be still my beating heart!) and saw a pop up exhibition of Dr Seuss’s original artwork, including the Lorax and Cat in the Hat. We also went to Adriano Zumbo’s Clovelly store, and saw whales off Clovelly beach. My brief was to show him things he doesn’t get to see or do at home in rural NSW, so I’m pretty sure I filled that.