My “Things” List

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In life, things rank pretty low on the ol’ importance scale. They’re way behind building quality, lifelong relationships, behind experiences such as travelling, accomplishing a goal, facing your fears. Lightyears behind family, friends, finding a career that excites you or at least leaves you feeling fulfilled.

‘Things'” just hold a different meaning, a different level of importance. Their pursuit can be empty, meaningless, but experiences involving other people can last a lifetime. They can leave an imprint on your memory, or help shape the person you are and will be in the future.

Now, with all of that being said, I think it’s safe to say we all aspire to acquire certain things in our lives. Whether that be a dream car or dream watch, when we reach a certain milestone in our lives it’s feels good to be able to actually  get those things that we’ve always wanted. By no means are they our primary focus, or in any way the thing that drives us to succeed, but they’re fun to think about from time to time, or if you reach a certain point in life they’d be cool to purchase, nothing more.

In my mind, what’s the point of dreaming if you’re not dreaming big?

Like my goals, or my Bucket List, it’s fun to keep a ‘things’ list, so they don’t just get lost in the shuffle. They can be used as extra motivation, or even to see how your list might change as you go through life. I also keep a little list for the people who are closest to me, things they dream about getting – a list which would be a lot more fulfilling to see completely crossed off.

When I think of things I’d like to purchase, I immediately think of the 3 main things: watches, cars (and sources of transportation) and the smaller things like gadgets, clothes and accessories. So, that’s where I’ll begin my list.

1. Watch: IWC

Whether it’s from their “Classic” Pilot Collection, or the “Spitfire” Collection, the Portuguese or Aquatimer, they have a great collection of watches that I’d love to get my hands on one of these days.

Other dream watches: Panerai, Rolex, Patek Philippe

2. Car: Aston Martin V12 Vantage

This car is ridiculous. I’ll be honest, when I look at a dream car I pay attention to the design, both exterior and interior, then take a look at how it performs. This car has it all. I love the designing and the thing can move!

Other dream cars: Maserati, Bently GT

3. ‘Little Things‘: Canon SLR

I’ve gotten more into taking pictures as of late. Not so much artistically, but just documenting life, having images that’ll serve as great memories in the future and are always fun to look back on. And why not take pictures with the best camera you can get?

To be honest, it’s not that easy to come up with a bunch of things I aspire to have, which I guess is a good thing. The Bucket List is a hell of a lot easier to come up with.

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What’s your dream car?

Is there on thing you dream about getting that’s right up there at the top of the list?