*8Things Thursday: Mondo Beyond

8things from Magpie Girl It’s time once again for a Mondo Beyond list, that lovely list of big dreams named by the clear-thinking brilliance of Andrea Scher of Superhero Designs. I’ve been making these lists roughly once a year, and it seemed like a good time to update mine from last year. So here are *8 Things on my Mondo Beyondo list:

1. Sing on stage in front of an audience.
2. Give a little talk at TED.
3. Find a contact at This American Life and volunteer to do this really killer storytelling idea I have for their website (and it will help with fundraising!)
4. Connect with someone who will help me figure out which of my blog posts go together to make a series of mini-books.
5. Become intimate with Italy.
6. Be interviewed by others for a living.
7. Heal my migraines.(You know, any more I just throw that on there out of habit, but really..meh…whatever.)
8. Get invited to write a monthly column on creative spirituality in a glossy monthly magazine.

What are your Mondo Beyond dreams? Breathe them into existence in the comments, or grab a button and play along.

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Marie April 24, 2009 at 3:35 am

I’m trying to play along with the 8 Things Thursday. I don’t ordinarily do well with the Big Dream exercise, but what the heck! Here’s what I came up with (a little more like life goals):

1. To raise my child to be an emotionally intelligent human being, reasonably happy and well-adjusted.

2. To be my best self in my marriage.

3. To get back to teaching and performing in my preferred subjects, and to take on even more challenging projects.

4. To maintain a good level of fitness so I can remain active the rest of my life.

5. To hike out West again.

6. To write and publish a book and/or column. Or an art and inspiration book or some amalgam of my expressive creativity. ~*~ think colorful and sparkly!

7. To declutter my life and my house to not quite within an inch of their lives. (I can dream, can’t I?)

8. To live in a solar house with gardens – not too fancy, but small enough to be manageable.

Thanks for the inspiration!
(Cross posted to my blog)

Laura April 24, 2009 at 6:54 am

Number 4 sounds like great fun–remembering and dreaming, all at the same time.

Molly April 24, 2009 at 6:27 pm

1. Graduate on time

2. Fall madly in love with my violin all over again and be able to enjoy practicing once more

3. Regularly bike instead of taking the tram

4. Land an internship I don’t think I can handle and rock at it

5. Publish something scholarly

6. Complete an artistic project that I’m proud of and give it away

7. Be employed (continuously)

8. Turn a language hobby into real communication

Silvia April 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

1. teach an e-course
2. earn a living by doing what i love (write/photography/teach)
3. become a coach
4. travel to cuba, maroco, and always africa
5. live in delft, UK and africa
6. create a real life tribe of kindred spirits around me
7. fall madly in love with a cute boy (and he with me of course)
8. photograph stories

Sarah-Ji May 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm

As a huge This American Life fan, I hope you submit your proposal to them:

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