My Goals For the Next 10 Minutes
So, dearest reader, here are the goals I am currently working towards. Here's who I want to be right now.
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My ultimate goal - which I'm hoping isn't going to change otherwise I really am in trouble - is to go to university in Paris. I'm in Year 13 at the moment (studying French, Politics and Psychology - thank you for asking) and I have an interview for the University of London Institute in Paris in less than a week. If all goes to plan, I am moving to France, aged 18, in less than 10 months.
As I said in my last blog post, writing is something that I believe to be very important. A large part of this belief stems from the fact that if I don't write down everything I think about, I start to collect too many thoughts and things get a little tricky.
A smaller part of this belief is that I very much enjoy the idea of being a writer and being surrounded by cool, interesting people who smoke pipes and grow beards. So in order for me to find these people, it stands to reason that I am going to have to write for public entertainment at least once a year. This is what I am doing now.
I know our writer-reader relationship is still very much still in its early days but I would be surprised if you hadn't, by this point, realised that I spend 99% of my time thinking about my aesthetic. I am pretentious, I'll admit. I think this point is further emphasised by the fact that you do have to be at least semi-egotistical to want to write a blog and broadcast yourself to the world. I've been blogging since I was 12; that's all I'm saying.
I digress. Crosswords! I want to be the kind of gal who does crossword! Well, I want to be an intellectual. Therefore, I'm watching shows like QI and I'm attempting The Guardian's "Quick Crossword" every day. Admittedly, no one is worse at crosswords than I am. They give me a headache. Nevertheless, I'm determined to keep at it because, as an intellectual, I understand that persistence is key.
We all know that these goals will have changed before I even get around to posting this but still, this has been fun, hasn't it? Why don't you tell me about your goals in the comments?