13 Things You Need On Your Bucket List

13 Things You Need On Your Bucket List

Time is ticking.
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“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day your seventeen and planning for someday, and then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today, and that someday is yesterday, and this is your life.” -Nathan Scott, One Tree Hill.

I don’t think Nathan Scott could have said it any better.

It’s hard to think as just millennials that our time is already running out. With days flying away from us before our very eyes, we realize that we may we put off those things for a different day for too long, and then it has grown too late. Personally, I have been someone to always jump at opportunities when they find me, regardless of what the outcome may be. Because who knows? That one decision you make may be the best decision of your life.

Besides the fact that you should always jump at opportunities as they come unexpected, but you should also keep in mind some things that you actually want to do before you die. You need things on your bucket list.

1. Go on your dream vacation

Think of that one place you always gush over when you think about where to go on vacation, but can’t because it would cost you an arm and a leg. I have always wanted to go to Egypt, and I plan on doing so someday. Maybe not yet, but maybe when you can afford it for the most part, that is the time to jump at the opportunity.

2. To follow your dream no matter what

A lot of people get ridiculed for what their passion for life is. Never ignore that voice in the back of your head that is telling you to do something. Time is ticking, and the world needs to see what you are made of. So, get out there and start making your dream a reality.

3. Move to that city

This is a bold and scary move for some people. Picking up your things and moving to the city is a frightening thing. Will it cost a lot more money? Yes. Will you have a small and/or dumpy place? Most likely. Will you make the best of it? Of course, you can. Cities are full of opportunities that can change your life every day. Can you handle it? Absolutely.

4. Go to a professional sporting event

This may sound silly, because you probably have already been to a few. But if you think about it, these athletes are PROFESSIONALS, and they play this sport to make a living. They have to be perfect at what they do and they make it look so easy. (I went to the US Open last summer at Erin Hills, and I was blown away at the skill the golfers had. It is very impressive.)

5. Sea the ocean

The ocean is an amazing place, and the massive size of it is pretty intimidating. You would also be surprised on how many people haven’t seen the ocean themselves.

6. Go for drives with your friends on summer nights, with the windows down and the music up

Trust me, you will remember this moment and feeling for the rest of your life.

7. Run a 5K, half marathon, or marathon

Physical challenges are very rewarding, and boost your confidence and self-esteem levels. If you are a very active person or not, it would really bring you fulfillment, and something you can have bragging rights about.

8. Sky Diving

This one is on everyone’s bucket list.

9. Speak out about something, join an effort to make a change

Either within your job, your political party, your community, or within your family, never be afraid to speak your mind, and have your voice be heard. You will regret it if you don’t.

10. Get the Wisconsin State Fair Cream Puffs

If you live here or not, these things are life changing.

11. Dye your hair

I was terrified to dye my hair for the first time, and I was only going from my light brown hair to blonde. Going into the salon I was so nervous, but I came out feeling like a super star. Sometimes you just need to change your look for something new.

12. Take care of yourself

This is more of a lifelong thing, but keep a promise to yourself, and on your bucket list that you will continue to take yourself and not let yourself go. Because when you do it’s a long journey back to where you were.

13. Go to Disney

Child or adult, going to Disney World or Disneyland will be an experience like no other. You have to do it, it’s almost like a rite of passage of living in America.

Though some things weigh more than others, and some may cost a lot more than others, they are all worth it in the long run. What I want to leave with you is this: do the things that scare you in life, because those are the things that are worth it in the end.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parent's house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your 7th-grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

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27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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17 Signs You're In A Serious Relationship With A History Major

There's few to come by, but history majors are the mysterious ones for colleges in Liberal Arts and Sciences. They're also going to be your favorite person in the world.

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The vast amount of majors at college and university include engineering, business, tech, even nursing. For some, like myself, history majors are few.

I chose to be one because I've always had a huge interest in history, so why not try and make a career out of it? You may be thinking, "All they do is study dates and figures, nothing else," but in reality, we're understanding the past, living in the present, and comprehending the future. We're also probably the most considerate of your emotions and feelings, so give us a chance, folks.

Here are 17 reasons why it will be benefitting to you to date a history major.

1. When you ask what the date is and they tell you...before giving us a "this day in history" fact

If you ask what the date is, and it's June 6th, be careful of being warped into a whole D-Day fact from your S.O. It's an important day, but obviously you didn't ask for a history lesson haha!

2. "Come over"; "Can't, writing a paper about the Renaissance"

It's pretty self-explanatory.

3. Seeing the countless biographical books and DVDs in their room

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If they have "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, they're a keeper. Wife/husband them immediately.

4. Reading dozens of emails from History.com...

5...then reading "this day in history" instead of their texts

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6. When you're walking and they spot a historical place (instead of somewhere to eat)

"Oh look, there's a nice bistro over there." "Yeah, hold on, babe, look at that Civil War statue of Stonewall Jackson."

7. When you see them quoting historical people for their Instagram captions

8. Posting historical photos on their Instagram (instead of posting one of you two at a formal)

9. SENDING YOU HISTORICAL MEMES ON INSTAGRAM THAT YOU STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND

You try to laugh, but you really don't get this meme about Teddy Roosevelt

10. They have a calendar of either WWII or Vietnam in their room

I have one featuring the Civil War, so just trust me on this one.

11. "Good thing I have papers and not tests," they say as you cram six months of Algebra in your brain for a final

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12. "Dropping" them off at class and there's only six other students in the classroom

It's like high school detention in there with that class size!

13. When they're excited to see something at the Smithsonian

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"IT'S THE RUBY SLIPPERS FROM WIZARD OF OZ HOLY SHIT!" they exclaim.

14. Watching historical documentaries on Netflix instead of an actual movie

"Babe, Infinity War." "Yeah, that's great, but like check out this documentary on the Battle of Britain."

15. Probably have Dean Martin, Motown, or classical music on their playlist

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16. Having one final (but turns out to be a take home paper)

Those lucky bastards.

17. Writing their thesis at the bar on your anniversary...and you're not even mad because you know they love what they study

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If that's not true love, I don't know what is.

So there you have it, folks, some signs on your S.O. who is a history major! Happy loving!

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