– To finish my Masters with straight HDs.
-To get a PhD at a fancy school (fully funded, obviously)
-To get five articles published in academic journals
-To get an awesome job that I love that pays well where I was rapidly promoted, yet where I could wear jeans to work on Fridays, if not more regularly. Or maybe where I could wear yoga pants. That would be ok too.
-To replace my good camera that got stolen
-To go to Lebanon and Turkey and places around there at the end of this year to holiday, even though I am currently both broke and in debt. Or to India!
-To work overseas again
-To either become Prime Minister of Australia, or an ambassador to somewhere, or to be someone important multilaterially (not in the enemy of the state kind of way, obviously).
-To write three books that are hugely successful, and then to turn down an offer to write a fourth because I don’t think I could maintain the creative integrity and I just needed some ‘me’ time, especially after working on the film adaptations. I would explain this to Oprah and she would nod understandingly and then give me a free car.
-To never work again, yet still have enough money to go on jaunts to Paris to buy macarons or to Bali to eat nasi campur on a whim or to spend a large part of my day posting feminist rants in the comments sections of mainstream newspaper websites just for kicks.
-To eat a good curry for dinner.
Well, there’s only one of these that I can do today. Better stick the rest on that to do list.