I know I've been kind of rude lately, ignoring you like this. But the thing is, I've been really busy. Now I know this sounds like a complete cop-out, but it's true. I have been busy with real things- things that you'd count. Like school and homework- actual, physical things. But there are also just the ins and outs of life that I have been busy with. And these seem to take up much more of my time lately.
Do you know what I mean?
In other words- I feel as though I'm thinking my life away.
I've always been one to love and admire quotes like:
"I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count."
"The secret of health for body, mind and soul is to not mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
I completely agree with these mind sets, and only wish that I could be as adventurous as Jack from Titanic, or as wise as Buddha. I constantly tell myself to embrace these ways, the ways of life I truly believe in and really want to live mine by, but I just .... seem to end up not following through with it.
(the above was written on February 11th, 2010)
I decided to continue on writing the entry, because today's topic fit with that of the post before. Let's continues shall we?
Today; this is going to change. Because today, I have created my Bucket List.
You know what I'm talking about right? A Bucket List being a list of things one wants to do before they "kick the bucket" (die). Well, today in Social Studies SW me and three of my friends started writing ours. :]
It's really exciting actually! So far, I have 12 things on my list, and before I tell you what these things are, you should know that I made it a point to not write things like "get married" or "record first album" because those are types of things that I most likely would have done or would have already wanted to do with or without my Bucket List. The types of things I am including in my list are adventurous, random and fun experiences.
... Or at least, they are to me! :P
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So there you have it. The beginning of what I hope to keep forever, to constantly be adding to and of course COMPLETING! =P
*Cheers to a lifetime of adventurous experiences!*
OH! When my friends and I made these bucket list's today, we also agreed to certain "terms" of the list.
#1 We're going to carry our list's with us wherever we go, in case inspiration strikes and we need to add something before we forget.
#2 We can "challenge" each other to add certain activities to our lists. As long as they aren't defying any laws of physics or completely stupid and/or ridiculous.
#3 In the last week before summer break, we are going to gather outside Belmont on the back field and compare our lists. This will be a perfect time for some of the "challenging" to occur.
And the obvious rule,
#4 You MUST complete your list!
You must make everything you write on your list, a reality! So...
Tip #1) Write awesome things on your list! :P
I'm really excited about the whole idea, and am glad that I've created one at this point in my life. After all:
"Life is a journey, not a destination."
(Cause we all know what the destination is...)
☮ . . . Karly