Bucket List

As age comes and college years pass, as summers roll through and jobs come and go I suddenly realize the rate at which time accelerates itself. I am only nineteen and have spent a whopping year and a quarter at college, yet I’ve watched countless people, friends, acquaintances, and people that may not even know my name graduate, fail out, and quite literally drop off the plane of youthful existence. This honestly terrifies me. But perhaps it’s not terror I feel. Maybe, it’s the discomfort of ever an ever impending end to the structured lifestyle.

 It is the structured lifestyle so many of us resent and rebel against. While some of you have chosen to embrace this aspect of college life (something I have unending respect for) there are a large number of us that float through this world of classes and majors aching to find some way to earmark these years as a great expedition, for fear of spending the remainder of our sixty some odd years in deep regret over lost opportunities to see and experience the world we strive to understand. Having said this I’ll stop philosophizing on what you may or may not feel about these four (maybe) short years and give you a list of things I’d like to see myself accomplish but more preferably experience before God forbid, I find myself sitting in a wheel chair at the local senior center with nothing to reflect on and no stories to tell my Grandchildren. Enjoy.

(Some)Things I Want To Do With My Life

·         Hike the Appalachian Trail

·         Bike an Extraordinarily Long Distance

·         Take a Train to a Big City

·         Take a Bus to a Big City, and Tour it on a Bike

·         Own and Operate a Scooter/Moped

·         Go on an Extended Mission to Serve a Less Fortunate Community

·         Try Living With no Money

·         Never Be in Debt

·         Become a Skilled Guitar Player

·         Learn to Play Piano

·         Write a Couple Songs

·         Write a Narrative on Something

·         Float an Entire River

·         Climb Up the Side of a Huge Canyon

·         Build a House

I greatly desire to have a faithful loving wife and a family to share all of this with, but feel that it’s not my place to say when or how that climacteric moment will come to pass.

These are just some of the goals that linger in my mind, and I pray that the Lord guides me so that I’m able to do these things under the Banner of Truth as to serve him and not merely satisfy myself. Thanks for reading.

                -Jake

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is amazing. i wish there were more boys in the world like you. i need to make a bucket list.

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