I have a mental bucket list, scrawled down somewhere in the back of my mind. A bucket list’s greatest shortcoming is that there’s no known time frame; you can put off each item to ‘another year’, and you never really know when your opportunities will end.
So 20 things to do before 20 is a bit more challenging in a way. There’s a deadline, and I know when it is.
20. Adopt an animal
19. Build a snowman
18. Visit Europe
17. Achieve a High Distinction at university
16. Taste traditional Gluhwein
15. Fly a kite
14. Make a new friend
13. Take a gondola ride in Venice
12. Eat a macaron in France
11. Sing karaoke
10. Climb a mountain
9. Take an art class
8. Have a traditional English Afternoon Tea
7. Try a new sport
6. Plant a tree
5. Make my own tea
4. Enter a short story competition
3. Make a stop-motion film
2. Make a photo album/scrapbook
1. Run a half marathon
I have a little over a year until I’m 20. Some of these things are already plans in action, and some will just have to happen spontaneously.
You don’t need a bucket list to have adventures, but sometimes it’s a nice reminder to switch up your schedule and do something memorable.