Bucket List

This morning, I woke up with another semester of college under my belt and I realized that I just have one more to go. And then I'm finished with school. 

It's a little terrifying to think about because school is kind of all I've ever known and I have no idea what I'm doing next. Leaving the safe space that I'm familiar with, that I know how to do, will be verrrrry strange. But oh my gosh, there are so many things I want to do. Maybe making a bucket list is something a person does when she's preparing for a new chapter of her life.

So here are things that I want to do, or some big things I've already accomplished (which are italicized). Any of these on your list??

  • have my senior thesis art exhibition
  • graduate college
  • do a national park artist residency
  • illustrate a children's book
  • be a camp counselor (for three summers!)
  • write and illustrate my own children's book
  • plant a tree + watch it grow over the years
  • marry a great love
  • start my own business
  • go on an art inspiration trip with dad
  • learn how to weave
  • hand out sweet notes to others
  • have coffee with a stranger and talk with them
  • switch to organic + clean eating
  • do a wine tasting at a vineyard
  • get a bee tattoo
  • hike down the grand canyon
  • bake bread as a wedding gift
  • adopt two basset hounds named beatrice + franklin
  • buy a stranger's groceries
  • go on a big spontaneous adventure
  • actually learn how to play my guitar + ukulele
  • read the entire bible
  • become an early bird
  • hike a mountain
  • go skinny dipping
  • design the floral work at somebody's wedding
  • visit seattle with friends
  • stay in a hostel
  • embrace the danish art of hygge for a winter season
  • do an installation in a forest
  • pay off my student loans
  • learn everything there is to know about a subject
  • journal daily for a year
  • teach sunday school for a group of kids
  • keep plants alive for an extended amount of time
  • travel to iceland
  • visit where my dad grew up in england
  • participate in an art exhibition
  • build one-match campfires