I’ve just started thinking about a bucket list, which is easily defined by Google as “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.”. How I got thinking about this you ask…well, two of my friends created a list of things to do this July break between semesters. They’re quaint things but nonetheless, important and simplistic. One of them wrote “sowing pants” onto the list. Another was “hike”. And it made me think…
I know in one of my previous blogs I posted about the places I DREAM of going and the things I want to do whilst being there. Why make the bucket list something you do before you die? I mean, surely you wouldn’t want to live your whole life one day to the next merely fulfilling a few measly tasks the day throws at you. If that satisfies you, I say congrats! 🙂 But not for me. I have so many quiet moments where I either spend my time reading a book or watching movies. I may even go out with friends..but what if I came up with a list of things I want to do whenever I have a spare moment? Wouldn’t that be great? There wouldn’t be a dull moment in my day.
I have not only my two friends to thank but two bloggers who recently started following me: Christine Barba, who’s blog is titled Project Light to Life (follow her here: http://projectltl.com/) AND a blog titled This Man’s Journey (follow him here: http://thismansjourney.net/). Both of these beautiful people describe happiness and show ways off finding it. The Bucket list idea I saw on Christine’s blog as sh comes up with what seems to be day to day little ways of finding that happiness…just by starting with kind gestures to others. Her belief is that giving someone else happiness helps you find your own.
So, I’m starting today. This isn’t going to be a piece of paper I stick on my wall. I HAVE to do this! I will openly admit to not sticking to something and losing the willpower to stick through it, meaning THIS is one small step to changing all that.
I hope this can inspire a spark in your life.
I’ve begun my journey everyone!
Yesterday, I moved into my room in my apartment, made possible by my aunt and uncle in the UK. So far, I’ve met two out of five roommates- Sarah (21, studying Teaching) and Pippa (17, studying Aviation). They’re so much fun and we get along really well. Last night we bought bottles of cheap white wine, as REAL university students do, and laughed and chatted about anything guys and university related. It was truly a great start the year. Pippa is quite the quirky soul and has such a great sense of humour. The two of us have devised a plan to get into shape, starting with a 45minute walk yesterday and 10 minutes stretch. My biggest motivation is my 21st next year with my long-life best friend (I always feel like I’m describing milk when I use that phrase), Carmel, who lives in South Africa. We’re planning to do a cruise to Mauritius next December/! It will be about 6/7 years since we’ve physically seen each other so I’m GOING TO make this happen!!! I’m going to rock a bikini….hoping to make all the guys drool
This year is going to be fantastic! Busy but nonetheless, utterly fantastic, in a rollercoaster ride kinda way. There will be parties, study cramming, late nights causing dark circles under eyes, tears of joy and tears of sadness. There will be nights where I have confidence to conquer the world and then nights when…I won’t. Haha. But boy, I’m looking forward to it, with a big ball of butterflies flying around in the knots forming in my stomach.
I woke up this morning, disorientated, and realized …CRAP! THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING. My nerves have settled sightly. I had this crazy idea that there would be lots of parties the first night but not everyone has moved in so it’s awfully quiet, (she says now when she’ll appreciate it later). So I’ve had my morning cup of coffee and read three more chapters of The Fault in Our Stars and now I’m updating you all on my journey thus far. I realized that I haven’t blogged in a REALLY long time but my life dudes…it’s getting really hectic and I LOVE IT! I have to now juggle a job AND studies…and a social life. THIS is what I want! 😀
In hope it doesn’t wear off,
I wish you all the best of happiness and hope to hear from you soon.
Lots of love,