- Visit Ireland. It’s kind of been an obsession of mine for a while, and the movie Leap Year only enhanced it. The castles, the sea, the cliffs, the pastures...it all just inspires me.
- Study abroad. There are a lot of travel-related things I want to do, but studying abroad in college is unique because I can still earn credit while traveling. For the degree I want to earn, it’s actually a requirement to study abroad. I have zero complaints about that.
- Write a song. I play electric bass, so I write my own little basslines a lot, but I’ve never actually written a whole song that’s just bass. I think that would be cool. If this doesn’t sound cool to you, look up any of Victor Wooten’s bass-only songs and your mind will be changed. Here's one of my favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUkl-oZljOo
- Own a pug. His name would be Alfred, but he would most likely go by Alfie or Al. For Halloween I would dress him up as a butler. We’d be pals.
- Paint a mural. I’m a fairly artsy individual, so I think it would be cool to make my art on a really big surface: wall? inside of garage? backyard fence? Be on the lookout for a Twitter poll about this.
- Sew an article of clothing. My grandma taught me how to sew when I was 10. I made a very nice placemat, but I feel like I can do better than that. I pinned several patterns for skirts on Pinterest, so I do plan to do it at some point.
- Own a convertible. I don’t know a whole lot about cars, but I enjoy driving. I’ve always wanted a convertible for the days that are perfect for going out for a cruise.
- Go on a mission trip. I would like to help hand out Operation Christmas Child boxes (a charity program by Samaritan’s Purse) to children in need of hope. I know without a doubt that it would be life-changing.
- Run a half marathon. I’ve been a runner since the end of my eighth grade year, but I’m nowhere close to being in shape enough to run 13.1 miles. I’d like to change that at some point.
- Read the Bible front to back. As a Christian, I feel like it’s really important for me to read the book my faith is based on so that I know what I believe, not just what someone has told me I believe. I started on the New Testament this summer, and I hope to keep the momentum going and finish the whole thing.
- Never be in debt. Obviously I will have student loan debt and probably house and car payments, but I never want to be in debt beyond that. It just gets too overwhelming and consuming.
- Build my own house. I want to become an architect, and I think it would be really special to be the one to design my home. I already have incomplete mental blueprints in my head.
- Be a mom. I would think one of the most challenging things in the world is to be a parent, but to me there’s also nothing more amazing.
So that’s my bucket list. I will definitely add more to it as my life progresses, but I hope you’ve been inspired to start your own.
PS: Writing down your goals makes them more visible and reachable, so create a legitimate list you can check off.
Catch ya later,