A couple days ago Jim wrote about his dreams for the future. I'm going to try to write a similar post.
I don't have quite as many specific details in mind. As far as profession goes, I'd like to have one that's fun, that I can go do daily and it doesn't feel like a job. I have some ideas as far as that goes, but I have to admit that the ones which are more grounded in reality wouldn't necessarily be quite as fun, but still would probably be rewarding in their own ways. First, I guess I'll mention one which feels more like fantasy than a dream. If I could work for some game company, that would simply be the ultimate. Rockstar or Blizzard, Konami, Namco, Capcom.. working for a game company in Japan is probably nearly impossible, but of course it would be the ultimate pinnacle. Second, I'll speak of the twin "real world" jobs I'd like. I pair them, because they're not completely exclusive in nature (I could learn one and then the other and somehow combine them). Those dream jobs are being a chef, and being an author. Obviously, most of my LJ entries end up being 3-4 pages long, even for the most insignificant subject, so I feel as though I probably have the capacity to write professionally. As far as cooking goes, I used to help out in the kitchen when I was very young, but I haven't really done much in my adult life. On the other hand, I have watched quite a bit of cooking shows with my mother, and while I'm not saying that it equates to real-life experience, I do think I probably have absorbed some knowledge and technique from the experience.
As far as location goes, I really don't have any specific one in mind. I still live in my parent's house. I would like to move out. I'm not sure if I want to stay in Massachusetts. Leaving would mean I'd leave some friends behind, and that would be difficult, but I also have this mild wanderlust, a desire to see what's out there, see how the other people live. I guess what that ultimately means is that I'd like to live in a few places, learn how they are, and then I think I'd be able to make an informed choice. Of course, there is the ultimate dream of living in Japan, but that goal looks rather difficult to attain given my current education and life experience. However, there are quite a few people who do migrate to Japan and have jobs there, so it's not completely impossible. Just rather improbable. Besides, even people in Japan are people, they're going to have their own problems and issues. I don't consider the country to be a perfect utopia, and while they have natural problems (tsunami, etc), they also have natural wonders like the Sakura trees.
Let's see, finding a mate. The problem with this point is that I do have something of an ego when it comes to doing what I want to do. I've never been fond of authority. But in a relationship, there is a give and take. I'm not saying that I'd be absolutely firm on doing what I wanted all of the time, but it does seem a little bit frightening to be giving parts of my life over to someone that isn't me. As I've said before, I have no preference as far as age, nationality, skin color, hair color, etc, etc. I haven't found a soul mate yet, and I haven't been looking too hard either. I know it's somewhat shortsighted to think this way, but a lot of things in my life seem to be carried to me by the wind, when I come to desire them or even when it's simply time for something to happen for me. That's not to say that I don't expect to have to look a bit, and maybe even make some choices, but I have confidence that when the time comes, it will happen. Granted, there was the time with Brandy, but whenever I'd get in her presence I'd get in a heavy sweat and couldn't talk well. Ultimately I didn't know that much about her, just that she was attractive and worked in an Eletronics Boutique, and didn't seem to mind talking to me.
Thinking about that now brings back the memories of how I blew that encounter. Ah well, life moves on.
I'd say that's probably about as good as it gets on the subject. I'll finish with a quote from fortune that I find highly amusing.
The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that
will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.
-- Mark Twain.