As I near the end of my college career, I look back at all the wonderful memories I’ve created with friends and family. I truly feel like I’ve done a lot in the past three years and it’s been quite the experience.
But I’m not done. And there’s still more for me to do before I walk across that stage in my cap and gown, come May 14.
So…I am beginning a project that may require some help from you all.
Starting Monday, January 27, I will have 108 days to complete my College Bucket List!
The Bucket List
Throughout the course of the next few months, I will be documenting and writing about my experiences as I cross every single one of these off the list.
I spent a lot of time thinking about what I still want to do. I read some College Bucket Lists online for ideas but I’ve already kissed a stranger and I’ve certainly pulled several all-nighters. I don’t think dancing on a bar sounds fun and I don’t need to fall in love and get my heart broken…been there done that.
Here’s my official College Bucket List…
1. Write a book. This means more to me than anything right now.
2. Have a picnic with friends. I always say, “Omg guys, I want to have a picnic in the park.” But it never happens. This is a shame because I make bomb sandwiches.
3. See the Grand Canyon. I’ve lived in Arizona for 9 years. If I don’t see the Grand Canyon before I leave to NYC after graduation, this will be a failure.
4. Learn to play guitar. I have the prettiest guitar. But it acts as a decorative item in my house. It deserves to be played.
5. Master the art of yoga. Look, if I’m gonna be doin’ all this craziness, I better be at peace of mind. #namastebitches
6. Clean out my closet. I don’t wanna talk about it. Just know it’s a disaster.
7. Write “Thank You” cards for people who helped me get to where I am now. I want everyone to know how much I appreciate everything they do for me. I am surrounded by amazing people.
8. Send a loved one flowers. I always wanted to surprise someone with flowers. It’s such a sweet gesture. (But if somebody sends me flowers, they better be fake flowers because that living shit will die in my care within like two seconds.)
9. Lose the holiday weight. I mean, who doesn’t want to lose the holiday weight, am I right? #amen
10. Create a professional profile website. I want to trick people into thinking I’m classy.
11. Ride a bike. HAHA I love how this literally just says, “Ride a bike.” Not where I’m riding it, or how. I seriously have not been on a bike since I was like 12 so just riding one would be a lovely thing to do.
12. Collect donations for the Greenhouse Project (Homeless Shelter for LGBT Youth who get kicked out of their homes after coming out). I am blessed to have amazing parents who accept me and love me but not all kids who come out to their families have the same circumstances. This organization is very close to my heart.
13. Perform Karaoke. Because it terrifies me. Why tho.
14. Play a game of beer pong with my best friend. I honestly have never played this game…I’ve played it with water but that’s about it. #LameASUstudent
15. Cook a meal for my family. I hope no one dies.
16. Attend one more show at The Marquee. I’ve seen some amazing shows there. I want to see one more.
17. Go on a scavenger hunt. I love games. Someone please help me with this.
18. Get a job in NYC. This should be a lot higher on the list.
19. Go camping. I’ve always wanted to go camping out here, but never have. I better do it before I move to New York (where I’ll be broke, camping out on the sidewalk outside Bloomingdales.)
20. Attend a theme party. Toga, murder mystery, any theme really. (Except the theme those idiots from that one ASU frat chose to do on MLK day.)
There’s already a lot going on this semester, taking 15 credits, working on a kick-ass PR campaign for a local musician, working at Red Lobster, writing this blog, hosting a major event in February as President of NLGJA (National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association) ASU chapter. Did I mention I’m taking Macroeconomics? That class is terrifying.
Sounds like a lot, but my good friend Lorenza once told me, “Get everything you want to do done now. Do it before graduation. Get that shit, done. You might think you’ll be less busy after school, but that’s not the case.”
I want to get in touch with myself before I enter corporate America. I need to cherish what’s left of my innocence.
This is not just a project. It’s a journey, and a journey is not as fun without friends and family along the way. Please feel free to help in any way, whether it’s offering donations for Greenhouse Project, or accompanying me on a nice bike ride. I want you to be a part of this.
I urge everyone in college right now to make their own bucket list. And even if you’re not in school, just make a bucket list and set a date for it. Why wait until the end of your life to catch up on all these? Let’s get it done now, while we’re young and still kicking.
Life is short. Stop making excuses.
Spread love. Live young. Be bold.
xoxo Robby Rob