Sorting out my karma

The beauty of having an imagination is that you’re able to experience things you normally wouldn’t if you were simply living your normal life. Some people are leading these amazing inspiring lives and yet here I am, sitting at my computer writing this instead of going out in the world inspiring someone. I like to think I have a good imagination, every night before I go to sleep I conjure up thoughts of what I want to happen in the future and dream of what could be. That’s not to say that I’m unhappy with my life at the moment but I think that I could be happier, that I could make the beautiful moments I imagine become a reality.

“We live in the hope of becoming a memory”

I’m not quite sure who said that but I remember coming across it once and that’s exactly my view on life. It sounds stupid but if I die having made no impact in the world, then what was the point of me living at all? I want people to read my obituary and think “damn. She’s amazing” but in order to that, I’m going to have to do something amazing and I think it’s best to do this whilst I’m still young. I turn 18 in a month and instead of spending my first year as a legal adult clubbing, drinking and spending way too much time thinking about boys (although I guarantee I’ll probably be doing that too) I vow that I will also be doing things worth doing and at least making someone’s life a little bit happier.

I haven’t thought of just how yet and I’m honestly not much of a carpe dium person so I urge anyone who reads this to give me some suggestions. As Anne Frank wrote “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” I’m not saying that I’m powerful enough to improve the world because honestly I am so insignificant. Yet, anyone can make a little difference and I’m starting small but at least I’m starting to make a change to my life and hopefully that will possibly affect someone else’s.

Share your stories, ideas and thoughts please!

Tes.

My “Bucket List”

When I was eight I was given a book called “101 things to do before you die” for Christmas. Whilst tidying up my room earlier this week I found this book among many of other exciting and embarrassing trinkets. What excited me the most about finding this book is my younger self’s sheer dedication to completing the “101 things” that I had accepted should be done before my death. At the end of the book there is a checklist where you can track how many ‘things’ you have completed and I had completed about 40 of these. Honestly most of the things on the checklist where trivial and suited to a younger audience but it’s hard to forget that I had this book on my bedside table for about a year and was ecstatic whenever I could tick another activity off. And so, with some nostalgia I decided to create my own bucket list.

So this is what I’ve come up with so far:

  1. Run some kind of marathon
  2. Go horseback riding along the beach
  3. Learn how to use a gun
  4. Learn sign language
  5. Teach abroad
  6. Sing on a Broadway stage
  7. Slow dance with someone
  8. Ride in a helicopter
  9. Swim with dolphins
  10. Adopt a dog from a shelter
  11. Ride a camel
  12. Ride an elephant
  13. See the Amazon rainforest
  14. See the Taj-Mahal
  15. Build a doll house
  16. Take up calligraphy
  17. Walk on the red carpet
  18. Have a spa weekend
  19. Fall in love
  20. Paint a mural
  21. Write a book
  22. Learn to make cocktails
  23. See a psychic
  24. Get a tattoo
  25. Throw someone a surprise party
  26. Ride in a hot air balloon
  27. See the northern lights
  28. Go to a wine tasting
  29. Sing a duet with a famous singer
  30. Ride in a police car
  31. Spend a night in the Ice hotel
  32. Gamble in Vegas
  33. Ride a banana boat
  34. Be kissed in the pouring rain
  35. Star in a movie
  36. Wear a wedding dress I designed to my wedding
  37. Climb Everest
  38. Illustrate a children’s book
  39. Host a dinner party
  40. Be fluent in another language

I know a lot of the list seems unadventurous and boring but I guess these things are personal, any suggestions for me? what would be top of your list? I’m hoping I still have a while left to complete my list and anything else I add to it!

Tes.