My High School Bucket List
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My High School Bucket List
Carlee Guthaus

I move into my college dorm in a few weeks, so I decided to clean out my room before things get too crazy while I’m packing. While ripping out doodles, old math homework, and english assignments from my old notebooks, I found a piece of paper that I totally had forgotten about.

I made a high school bucket list.

I thought it would be fun to go through the list I wrote four years ago and see what I have and haven’t accomplished. Keep in mind that I was thirteen years old and had some very, well, weird expectations for high school. I was the kid who thought High School Musical wasn’t a dramatization of the (supposedly) best four years of my life.

Let’s get started!

1) Get a 4.0 GPA for every semester.

Accomplished?: Lol. Nope. I did get above a 4.0 GPA for a few semesters, but hey, sometimes life happens and you just don’t do well on a science test (or a few).

2) Join ASB.

Accomplished?: Yep! I ended up being in student government for my last two years of high school. Although it wasn’t “sunshine and rainbows” all the time in class, I did learn a lot of valuable skills and there’s some pretty cool stuff on my resume because of my decision to join.

5) Go to the beach with friends.

Accomplished?: Yes!! I didn’t end up doing this until my senior year, but I had so much fun when I finally did it. I highly recommend this if you live in an area that has easy access to the ocean. (I live in SoCal, so it is fairly convenient to hop on the metro and end up at the Pacific Ocean.)

6) Go to a concert.

Accomplished?: No. *sad face* I’m hoping to go to a concert sometime while I’m in college for the next four years (even though I know I’ll be broke beyond belief).

7) Get accepted to college.

Accomplished?: Done! And I couldn’t be happier with where I’m going this fall.

8) Save at least $1,000 for college.

Accomplished?: Let’s just say that I’ve bought a lot of Chipotle and Taco Bell over the past few years.

9) Get a job.

Accomplished?: Kind of… I was a private math tutor for four months. It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I initially wrote this on my list, but it was a good way for me to make a few extra bucks.

Overall, I think I achieved a pretty good majority of the tasks on this list (even though it was unintentional because I completely forgot about all the things I wrote down).

Do you think I should make a "College Bucket List"? Leave your response in the comments and let me know if you have any suggestions for what I should do before I graduate from college!
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