Song for the day: Freddy My Love – Keke Palmer, Grease:Live.
(Yes, I’m still very much obsessed with that show! And Marty’s outfit changes in this scene.)
Sadly I have been very much living the student life this week, so no Foodie Fridays (again. I’m sorry!!) I haven’t been up to much since Wednesday’s post, but I have been doing well with my Lent resolutions! (I know we’re only two days in, shhhhhh…) I had an interesting workshop all about translating children’s literature, which was fascinating. Other than that, I have been drinking hot chocolate like my life depends on it (along with the odd G&T) and waiting for my lovely housemate from my undergrad to whisk me away for a quiz night later. I cannot wait to get out of this little bubble that I’ve been stuck in!
Anyway, today I thought I’d talk about my bucketlist.
Why did I make a bucketlist? My mum says it’s something pretty morbid to have and puts it down to my obsession with lists and schedules – a kind of “this is what I will accomplish before I die” sort of thing.
In a way, she’s right.
I started the journal in the pictures to document my journey into adulthood, having bought it in the September of my Freshers year, 5 years ago. Here I am in my Masters year, and I completely forgot about it from my 4th year onwards (I think I was in one of my “too depressed/no energy to write” phases), but I still wrote down everything I wanted to do as an adult inside it. I kinda saw it as a “what sort of adult do I want to be?” instruction manual.
This led to me writing down silly and serious things in the back as a checklist:
As you can see, a lot of my bucketlist is about travelling! I really want to see all the wonders of the world and then some. I want to learn about all the cultures, all the languages, I want to sit beside Victoria Falls and write poetry, I want to sit under the cherry trees in Japan and write prose… There is so much I want to do with my life.
Writing it down in a checklist helps me to focus on these dreams, and when I strike something off the list I feel like I have really accomplished something. That is why I have a bucketlist.
What’s on yours?
Hope everyone’s ok out there!
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