Sunday, 29 July 2007

My Life List

Hi I'm Andy Crowe a 37 year old guy, born, bred and still living in Essex, England. For the last 10 days a Polish guy, Tomek Glinka has been working for me as a Personal Assistant enabling me to fulfill the social ideal of independent living. I am tetraplegic/quadriplegic due to a spinal injury occuring in a freak accident close to quarter of a century ago.

I'm paralysed from basically the neck down and require 24hr assistance in order to achieve everyday things in life. Except for controlling certain technology, talk, see, think, hear, breathe, eat, swallow and smoke I can do little for myself. Sounds Grim in a way, yet I love & embrace life for all its ups and down!

Tomek introduced me to the concept My Life List which he had recently found and been thinking much about since discovering such a list written by John Goddard.

I found the concept most intriguing. Having recently studied BSc (hons) Multimedia Systems I thought it worth joining the game and inspiring others to embrace life and opportunities but most importantly share the experience!

I am now constructing My Life List. It begins today but encompasses both the past and the future!

Sunday 29th July, 2007. The list begins with 10 LIFE AIMS....

  1. Be Happy With Life And Its Experiences!
    So Far so Good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Continue to Learn throughout Life!
    Impossible Not to !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Be a Good Uncle and Godfather
    Never ending quest
  4. Meet my soulmate and life partner.
    Still looking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Inspire others
    Who am I to judge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Make an enormous circle of friends
    It is continually growing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Treat others as I would like to be treated
    I Try.
  8. Lose my virginity!
    Dream realised and never forgotten!
  9. Be rembered centuries after I'm gone!
    A few hundred years to go before this is achieved!
  10. Rise to challenges & causes you believe in.
    No regrets yet!