I love lists. I literally make them for everything; what I’m going to eat, what I’m up to, what to do when I get home. I find they make me more productive and constructive, especially around exam time. So yesterday, I attempted to embark on making a ‘Life List’. Everything I want to do, everything I want to acheive. I’m pretty sure God was laughing his socks off.
So I sat there with a little notepad, thinking about all the things I’ve ever wanted to do. Hell, I even looked at some ‘Things to do before you die’ websites. Go skydiving, drive across America, go in a hot air balloon, run a marathon … the list goes on. Sure, they all sound incredible and I would love to feat all of these at one point or another. But then I got thinking. What about all the things I have done? I have a different Life List, I have a list of achievements.
I’ve had my portrait painted, been in a music video, seen a lunar ecplise and swum with dolphins. I’ve road tripped across Canada, slept under the stars, sung in front of a huge audience and been to every continent except South America. I’ve lived hard in my 18 years, I live hard each day. So what have I learnt from this? Sure, make a list of things you want to do, but even better – make a list of things you have done. It’ll inspire you to do more, to seize the day and fall in love with life again. What are we waiting for?!