I think everyone should have some sort of bucket list. Whether it be full of long-term career goals, or short-term happiness highs. I thought I would share some of the things I would like to accomplish or experience in my lifetime.
1. Find happiness.
Not that I’m unhappy with my life in the moment, but it would be nice to get this whole college thing over with and have a stable career with a good income. The struggle is REAL sometimes. It would also be nice to find happiness in a place to call my own with people that mean the most to me.
2. Change someone’s life – for the better.
It’s cliché and a bit out of reach to say I want to change the world, but it would be pretty cool to change at least one person’s world. Even if I just make someone realize that this place isn’t half as bad as it seems, I think that would be enough for me.
3. Write a published book.
The most intelligent people, share their intelligence with others so that it can be built upon. I hope to be the foundation for someone, I want to share what I’ve learned in life and tell everyone about it.
4. Travel to a third world country.
Most people want to travel to places that are glamorous, and although I’m sure the lights are nice, I have a stronger desire to experience what life would be like if I wasn’t born where I was. I feel like everyone should do this so that they are able to appreciate the little things that some have never experienced.
5. Give a TED Talk.
The greatest of the great have been featured on TED. Majority of my own inspirations have come from the intelligent faces sharing their life struggles and expressing the importance of perseverance on TED.
I guess everyone would love to be the center of attention in that atmosphere at one point in their life, I just hope I’ve learned enough to be an inspiration to others one day.
6. Witness something unexplainable.
This doesn’t have to be something extraterrestrial or taboo, it might even be something that just simply takes my breath away. I imagine it to be something that is so unexplainable that I have no desire to even attempt to share about it.
As simple as this may seem, it is not the reality for everyone. Nothing breaks my heart more than to see someone elderly working (who clearly is in no health to still be) to provide for themselves because they don’t have the option to retire.