Every year I have tried to keep a memory jar(a jar filled with little notes where I write good things/memories of the year) so I could read them at the end of the year and be thankful of all the good that happened. 2015 was a great year, however, there were not as many little memories in my jar as there have been in previous years. That is because while a lot of good happened that I forgot to record, a lot of bad happened as well. It was a year full of transitions, finishing high school and entering college. Living with my parents in LA to living in San Francisco on my own. Although I have some great memories that happened in 2015, everything was scary in an exciting way. Going into my second semester of college now, I feel more grounded, knowing my limits but also knowing everything I am capable of accomplishing.
Each year I feel that I could have done some things differently or done more. Done more to give back, done more to be happy, done more to be successful. I don’t want to feel like I’m not doing enough anymore. I want to give back to my community. I want to do something for myself that is not only for myself, but for others as well. I want to do more; exploring more, writing more, volunteering more. I don’t want to feel empty wasting my time in bed or in front of my laptop screen watching Netflix. I think we all need to do a little more, not just for ourselves but for those around us. With that in mind, I have a complied a small list of things I wish to do in 2016. This is a short list because I sincerely want to be able to accomplish all of the things on this list, feel free to take any of these ideas to compile your own list.
2016 bucket list:
- Volunteer for an organization I believe in for a cause I’m passionate about
- Visit Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and one state I’ve never been to before
- Read at least 30 books
- Learn to speak French fluently
- Write at least one blog post or journal entry per week
- Try surfing or scuba diving
- Camp at a place I’ve never camped before
- Go on a run at least once a week (or a nice long bike ride)
- Try to cook more
- Clean out closet twice a year and donate clothes.
These are just a few of the many things I hope to this year, but I hope that as I slowly accomplish these small goals I will continue to add on to it.
Thanks for reading and go do something awesome!