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"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.
1. Go sky diving.
What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)
2. Go cliff jumping/diving.
I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.
3. Ride in a hot air balloon.
Up, up and away.
4. Try out skiing.
Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.
5. Try out snow boarding.
Shawn White, I'm coming for you.
6. Go bungee jumping.
Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.
7. Go to Portugal.
I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?
8. Go to Cape Verde.
Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.
9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.
I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.
10. Try out surfing.
It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.
11. Learn a new langauge.
Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.
12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.
Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.
13. Go paddle boarding.
Pretty boring but I've never done it.
14. Go scuba diving.
I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.
15. Learn how to line dance.
There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.
16. Go kayaking.
All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.
17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.
I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.
18. Get my palms read.
Because who doesn't want to know their future.
19. Go to a medium.
Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.
20. Take a helicopter ride.
Air plane: check Helicopter:....
21. Sleep under the stars.
Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping
22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.
Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.
You know when some days just hit you just a little bit harder than others? Well that day was today, for me. As college students, these days happen more often than not and I thought I would raise awareness for it. Don't get me wrong, I am very grateful for each day I am given, but days like this one really makes you just want to laugh and take a long nap. Let the story time begin:
Today was a literal hot mess. A gross hot mess to be exact. I have been slowly moving from my old apartment into my friends house for the upcoming semester. And when I say slowly, I mean its been a span of 3 months (and counting.) I don't even have that much stuff to move, I'm just thatlazy. Y'all can judge all you want, but at least I'm honest.
So to start off my very adult-like day, I was moving a very large *and heavy* piece of furniture into my house. After 10 to 15 minutes of pivoting this obnoxiously large item I realized I just couldn't lift and place it by myself. So, soon I understood this is what I get for pushing to live by myself because there was literally no-one in this house to help me. There I was, standing in my closet, looking like a complete dork holding up this huge ass piece of furniture. Stuck. No way to sit it down or to place it where it belonged. Like literally, I was standing there shaking and the second I had my hand on the bottom of the furniture and I slowly started to fall over, I realized I had screwed up. Don't rush to be on your own kids, its not worth it. Needless to say, I am grateful for my grandfather being in the same town as me because I broke down and called him when I realized adulthood was overwhelmingly taking over.
After making plans for him to help, I decided to start moving more boxes while I waited. This is where it gets gross and hot. Emphasis on the gross. In my apartment I had a mini fridge stocked full of food that I was planning to take to my new place... Until I realized that TWO ENTIRE weeks ago I accidentally unplugged it... It smelled like a child's literal throw up mixed with French onion soup. Why so specific? Because, it was actual French onion soup that melted in my freezer and drowned my ENTIRE MINI FRIDGE. My eyes filled with tears, not because I knew I screwed up again, but because the smell was so potent it was like Lord Voldemort tried to touch my soul. If that doesn't give you a perfect enough description of the misery I was in, you got off lucky.
On top of this all, my dinner consisted of canned chicken mixed with mayonnaise and a cheese stick. Ew. I know. Believe me, if I had FOOD like I had planned on having or MONEY to go buy some to make up for it, things would be different. But, they aren't so.... I don't know. All I really know is my name at this point and not to unplug a mini fridge full of perishable food. On the bright side, y'all are most likely having a better day than me, so that makes me feel better.
Don't worry, I'll be graduated in December and more unfortunate things will be prone to happen. Looking forward to it, honestly.