Elayne is 18 years old and is in her final year of sixth form. She decided to get involved with Student Life as she likes the idea of students sharing their stories, and hopes to be part of it.
Bucket lists are great because you set these really fun goals you want to achieve before you die, or in this case, before the end of 2019. This bucket list is going to be pretty hard to lose.
So what am I aiming for this year? The main one is going to university. That one, I can guarantee I’ll have done before the end of the year. Another one is to actually have a job outside of school. That one seems pretty basic so I’m going to throw one in that’s random. Busk. I want to busk next year with a group of friends. The whole point of these goals is to push me, and busking will definitely push me out of my comfort zone.
Another totally random one, try 5 things I’ve never tried before. Okay don’t hate me, I’ve never tried cheesecake or peanut butter or curry. I know, I’m a terrible person. I like comfortable, it’s easy and I rarely ever complain and everyone’s happy. But, that’s not really living. So trying out new things, even though I’m a little scared to try them, will help me become more open to change. Who knows, I might even end up loving them.
Thank goodness there are 365 days in a year, because I have high expectations for 2019. I want to go to a theme park with my best friends. I want to play hide and seek in a maze. I want to write a song. I want to send a postcard. And it is all out there to remind me. Each of the things I’ve picked are very possible, and also challenging. If they were easy to do, I would’ve done them already, that’s the whole point of a bucket list. There’s something about time ticking that gets people off their butts.
So, there is a messy 2019 bucket list. University, job, busk, write a song, theme park, hide and seek in a maze, send a postcard and try 5 new things. This will be interesting.