What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Ancillary events have been happening around us lately that have got me to thinking — what do I want to be when I grow up?  If money wasn’t an issue and I could pursue a passion, what would it be?  Well, this question popped into my head recently while on a long ride, so I had time to daydream and ponder it in some detail.  And now I get to bore you with it.

But before I do that, I want to introduce you to some folks – Matt Harding, Ewan McGregor, and Charlie Boorman.  Why?  Hold that thought, it’s important.

Matt Harding has a web site called wherethehellismatt.com.  His schtick is to dance, poorly, in countries all over the world.  I’ve posted about him before.  He takes snippets of his dancing and makes short videos, oftentimes with denizens of whatever city/country his is flailing in.  He also does talks for schools and community groups about his travels.

Ewan and Charlie (I know you’ve heard of Ewan, right?  Star Wars and other films?) have been on two motorcycle adventures called Long Way Round and Long Way Down.  The former was a trip heading east around the globe, and the latter was from the top of Scotland to the tip of Africa.  They wrote books about them and the BBC aired both documentaries (they had a film crew with them).  You can find both on Youtube, by the way. (more…)