20 Things on My Bucket List I Want to Do in My Life

Lifestyle

Being confined to your home for months at a time can drive one off the edge but this also gives us the opportunity to think about what we want to do once we are free. You probably took your evening strolls at the park for granted, or regret not wearing that outrageous outfit that you love. But if there is anything that this year has taught us, it is to not take our life for granted and just do it. Below is a carefully curated list of experiences that we think our worth leaving any fears at the door.

  1. Skydive

    Definitely at the top of my list, skydiving is one of the most popular adventure sports' today. The adrenaline from jumping off a plane and falling towards the earth makes our hearts beat faster and is the lifelong dream of every adrenaline junky like me. It is also a way to get over your fear of heights.

  2. Live With My Best friend

    Even if it is for a short period of time, living with your best friend is an incomparable experience. Your best friend probably knows you better than your parents, any boyfriend or even yourself. In your early years, you spend the majority of your time with this person and living with them could quite possibly be one of the best decisions of your life.
  3. Crash a Wedding

    Quoting the popular movie 'Wedding Crashers' — Life's a party. Crash it. — it is one of those 'screw it' moments. Suit up and with confidence, walk straight in. Enjoy an evening of free food and drinks as all you have to do is convince the happy couple you're a long, lost relative. What's the worst that could happen anyway? (Watch out for bouncers!)
  4. Volunteer At An Animal Shelter

    Dogs are creatures that I love more than myself and that can do no wrong. When I was younger, I strongly considered being a veterinarian just to be airless surrounded by dogs. There are thousands of dogs in need and a fantastic way to help out is by volunteering at your local animal shelter.
  5. Do the Cliched Under The Stars Date

    Personally, I like to believe that I'm allergic to clichés and a date under the stars is probably the biggest one to exist but because of its prominence in the dating culture today, it feels like a rite of passage. The idea of a night out with your significant other alone and only tall trees to keep you company while you discuss astronomy is simply magical.
  6. Ride The World's Scariest Rollercoaster

    Following the earlier theme of adrenaline rushes, roller coasters can do a wonderful job at increasing your heart rate up to dangerous levels. The Takabisha roller coaster in Fuji-Q Highland Park, Japan, is said to be one of the scariest in the world with the drop hill at a 121-degree angle and definitely a good reason to visit Japan atleast once in your life.
  7. Live in A Holiday Destination

    You only live once and have to make the most out of the life you have been blessed with. It is about exploration. Living in a holiday destination has its pros and cons depending on your lifestyle and preferences. Even if not for the rest of your life, a year abroad in a place where the faces keep changing every week can do you good and help you find yourself, meet new people and learn things you could not learn at home.
  8. Learn How To Make Cocktails

    Knowing how to make great cocktails is an art and a skill that could come in handy later on. It is definitely praiseworthy and even if bartending is not your thing, you will have the ability to avoid the expenses of hiring a bartender at your own small gatherings.
  9. Be Part of a Flash Mob

    They're fun, they're exciting and there are only few better ways to spend that lazy Sunday evening. A flash mob always gets the crowd going and makes everyone presents' day a little brighter. If you are a dancer or just enjoy dancing, plan a flash mob with your friends. You won't regret it.
  10. Publish A Book

    It is every writer's dream, including mine. Reading other people's works is my favorite pastime and although publishing your own novel might seem daunting, it is possible if you work for it. It is a long and hard process but could be one of your biggest achievements.
  11. Skinny Dip

    The people who have gone skinny dipping are either really gutsy or were plain drunk, but they would all agree that it is something you must do in life. It is human psychology to want to do the things that we aren't supposed to do and public nudity makes the list but this rush is worth getting screamed at by the coast guard.
  12. Participate in An Open Mic

    Open mic events are very popular and in demand because they are good for networking, discovering new talent and just for experiencing a unique evening. You have the freedom to perform whatever you want, whether it be music, slam poetry, stand-up, etc. Although it can be quite nerve-racking, the crowds are usually easy going and comfortable.
  13. Go on a Spontaneous Road Trip

    We have an incessant need to plan every second of our day to reach an inexistent level of productivity or for others like me, the week's work that you didn't do and instead, decided to binge-watch 'Stranger Things' is finally catching up with you. But due to this reason, we forget to relax and this crammed calendar hasn't allowed you to be adventurous in a while. So, get into a car with snacks, your playlist, maybe a few friends, and just start driving. (no pre-trip research required)
  14. Own A Lake House

    One thing I'm sure of is that I am all the way a city girl but the NYC style life can be exhausting. The choice between the beach house and lake house is subjective to your taste but it is the perfect getaway for when required. A relaxing weekend or to throw a party, it will definitely be the perfect investment.
  15. Volunteer in a Third World Country

    Even the fact that you're being able to read this article right now means that you are extremely privileged in comparison to those in third world countries such as Niger or The Central African Republic. Kids who are the same age as us do not share the same luxuries. If you are able to, try to volunteer as no amount of help is enough, and we all should have the chance to be part of something bigger than us.
  16. Scuba Dive — Conquering My Biggest Fear

    Apparently therapeutic and also my biggest fear, scuba diving is great for when you need some personal time and want to get away from the troubles of life. Most people who have had the opportunity to scuba dive describe it as a surreal experience and a must-do.
  17. Foster Puppies

    There is no greater pleasure than spending time with puppies (or kittens if dogs aren't your thing!). More often than not, stray puppies have to wait a long while before getting adopted by a family or individual. Thus, it is never a bad idea to be that temporary family if you are unable to adopt.
  18. Get a Drunk Tattoo

    Being the diciest proposition on this list, drunk tattoos are loved and hated. For some, anything other than a meaningful tattoo with a long story behind them is the most regrettable of mistakes. For some like me, the story of the tattoo
  19. Learn How To Surf

    If you're lucky and live next to the beach, surfing is most probably your go-to evening activity. But some of us do not share that privilege. It is the influence of 'Outer Banks' that pushes me to add this to the list of things you must do in life.
  20. Watch A Midnight Horror Movie Premier

    From 'The Conjuring' to 'Mama', there is nothing better than enjoying a good horror movie shared with some popcorn, friends and a baggy sweatshirt. It is all the more fun when enjoyed on a screen 10 times the size of your television.

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Maheq Saikia

Maheq Saikia is a 17 year old living in India. She is an avid reader and loves writing and singing in her free time. She is also an aspiring journalist and wants to share her and others' stories through different platforms.


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