I’ve been feeling really adventurous lately. Maybe it’s the fact that summer is coming to an end, or that I’m feeling extra ambitious with the arrival of my senior year. Or that I’m turning 23 in a couple of months. Regardless of the reason, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the rest of my life and how I plan on living it lately. There are just so many things I want to do, and so much that I expect to happen. To be honest, my greatest fear is to wake up one day and regret all the things that I haven’t done. So in an attempt to live in the moment and focus on right now, I decided to make a mini bucket list, made up of what I want out of life before I turn 30. It’s my 20-Something Bucket List.
1. Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Arts. Sticking with college hasn’t always been easy, from the price it costs me every month to make a small dent in my loans to transferring schools… twice! But I made it to my senior year, and I’ll be damned if I don’t graduate — with a 4.0!
2. Get a career — not just a part-time job that I didn’t need my degree for. I’d ideally love to be a professional blogger, an editor for a magazine or a novelist. Or I’d at least want something within the field of communication, like a publicist or Public Relations specialist for a company. That’s why I went to school, after all!
3. Hike the Appalachian trail — or at least part of it. Of course this involves camping, bears, possibly starving and other unpredictable and wonderful mishaps. My friends and I have talked about it for years, but in elementary school my mom would never let me do it. And in high school, my dad still wouldn’t let me do it. So now that I’m a 20-something, I could most definitely go, and really want to.
4. Cross the line. There’s no better feeling than conquering your fear. For me, this involves doing something I would never normally do. Something that makes me feel super uneasy, anxious and uncomfortable: bungee jumping.
5. Travel on my own. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend summer vacations with my family in places like Hawaii, Florida and Mexico, and go for weekend getaways to the Jersey Shore with friends. But I’ve never actually done any kind of traveling by myself, with no one else to depend on or support me. I think it’d be really cool to say I’ve been on my own in an unfamiliar place.
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6. Ask a guy for his number. When you get to know me I’m really talkative (to say the least), but I’m really shy when it comes to meeting new people… especially a cute stranger. By asking a guy for his number, I’d become a little more brave and take a risk. Two note-worthy bucket list things in my book.
7. Make a difference in someone else’s life. You might assume I mean something astronomical, but I’m thinking on a smaller scale, like maybe donate $200 to a charity that means something to me, or give somebody the help that they need to better their life.
8. Take more pictures. Believe it or not, as much as the stereotype would predict, I don’t take mass amounts of selfies, Snaps or pictures in general. I don’t even have an Instagram! However, I always regret going somewhere cool, or wanting to remember more of a perfect memory… and having no proof or pictures to show for it!
9. Join a yoga class. My college offers free yoga classes to its students every week, but I unfortunately have class during the session this semester. So I’m determined to find a yoga studio with a flexible schedule to fit my needs, so I can continue to practice yoga — and receive the amazing physical and mental benefits that come with it!
Lovelies, what’s on your bucket list?