Thursday, 3 July 2014

Teenage Bucket List (The 'I'm coming up on 20' addition)

So, recently I feel like I've had to grow up a little bit more, but, taking on responsibilities and accepting a more realistic view of the world isn't too fun. This is where this bucket list comes in. I'm 19, I have less than a year left of being a teenager and I think there's still some stuff I want to do (and some stuff I've done already) that you can only really get away with as a teen and you might want to partake too! So here we go:

  • Have a blog
    - I think anyone can blog, just write about the things that you care about, chances are someone else is interested too!
  • Cut your own hair
    - Everyone's had the experience of going to get a hair cut and not getting what you really wanted so why not just do it yourself!? I do it all the time and it doesn't look (that) bad.
  • Dye your hair
    - Definitely something I'm going to do, no real reason other than to show just how edgy and full of teenage angst I am, obviously.
  • Get a tattoo
    - Yes they're permanent, yes they're not for everybody and no not just for teenagers but, you know, who doesn't want a permanent etching on their skin that they might regret later on in life? I sure do.
  • All nighters, lots of 'em
    - Wether it's staying up talking about life with friends, drinking or just to finish 2000 words of that essay that needs to be handed in in the morning, all nighters are a staple of angsty teenage life.
  • Have a crush, crush hard
    - Infatuation teaches us more than we think. You learn that life still goes on and you're not defined by other people. You may even learn to love yourself more.
  • Write down those feelings!
    - If you start as an impressionable teen you'll carry on a good 
    habit. It's good to get out all of those thoughts and feelings physically onto paper, be it poetic and thought out or just a stream consciousness - it's better to keep it safe on a page than swirling around your head.
  • Travel with friends or by yourself
    - The distance aspect is up to you, go a city over or a continent, just start that state of being independent and experience somewhere new at the same time.
  • Eat too much at a buffet
    - This is just really important to me.
  • Bond with your friends over the shared illness you got from the buffet
    - Buffet's are like life, it might look great at the time but it can come back and bite you in the ass.
  • Wake up still drunk
    - It's usually a sign of a really good night out and it's also quite fun (if you don't have anything to do that day, if you do then you're kind of screwed my friend).
  • Invent a game
    - Games; great for bonding and great fun. Exercise that imagination you haven't used since you were 10, recreate a popular t.v. show or just take a normal game and add drinking rules! The possibilities are endless!
  • Read some canon novels
    - They're canon for a reason, no matter what genre or period. Just read more, it's good for your mind and soul, man. You may even find some angsty teenager to relate to . . . 
    Just a few favourites

  • Learn about a different culture/religion/etc.
    - Sometimes it's nice to know how things work in parts of the world you don't relate to. You might decide to adopt some practices into your own life. Again, it's not strictly for your teenage years, I think you should never stop going out and seeking knowledge. I'm currently learning about buddhism from this book

  • p.s. this is not a definitive list, I'm going to add more to it during my final teenage year and probably carry on most of it till way past my final teenage year

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