My 25 Before 25 Bucket List

I will update this as time goes by and as I achieve my goals. Below is what I’ve accomplished so far.

I will update this as time goes by and as I achieve my goals. Below is what I’ve accomplished so far.

1. Attend a Broadway Show

2. Live Alone For A While

I lived alone for only a couple weeks, and it was honestly a scary time for me. I couldn’t feel comfortable knowing no one was coming home, that there was no one else in my home. It felt like a ghost was following me around. Though it did give me time to be a little more comfortable with my own body and mind.

3. Dye Your Hair

18 Year Old Eva

Oh over the years I’ve had a few strange hair styles. Most of my life my hair was dyed bright blonde, but it has been dark brown, blue, purple, red and I have worn extensions to change the style before.

4. Get Your Health In Order

Well I am in the process of losing weight and gaining muscle.

5. Complete Post Secondary Education

I graduated college with a diploma for Graphic Design and Photography, as well as finished my schooling for my Ironworking Journeyman Ticket.

6. Write Your Will

Mine is very simple, everything I own goes to one individual who can use their discretion to give out my belongings to whom they would best suit. I don’t see a need to make one any more complete until I have more financial ties and larger investments.

7. Host A Family Gathering

I have hosted many smaller family gatherings as I do not have a large home, but I deeply enjoyed serving my loved ones the food I had put so much time into.

8. Volunteer

I spent many summers volunteering as a child with my mother in the equine community, and as I got older I volunteered in my home town with some of their programs. As an adult I have been looking for a cause I would like to dedicate my time to.

9. Attend A Festival In Your City

Oh the Taste of Edmonton is a treat! Our Canada Day celebrations are quite fun and I’ve enjoyed many art festivals in the city. I have always found there’s something for everyone at them.

10. Read Tools Of Titans – Tim Ferris

Reading this book allowed me and a few of my friends some guidance and advice on how to live healthier and more productive lives. It is the one book I would recommend to every person in the world.

11. Enjoy A Meal In A Highly Rated Restaurant

I have had some very lovely meals, The Plantation House in Maui was an especially good meal I can remember. Though for some reason they allow the birds in the restaurant and you often see people throwing down bread crumbs for the birds to eat. An interesting dining experience to say the least.

12. Go On A Roadtrip

13. Attend Live Music

Many concerts and festivals over my life. The one that always stands out to me is The Arrogant Worms. A Canadian comedy band that put on a very lively performance.

14. Sing Karaoke At Least Once

My voice won’t shatter glass but it doesn’t inspire applause either. I have taken part in this activity.

15. Hike A Mountain

I believe the first mountain I hiked was during a school trip in my 9th grade. Since then I have hiked a few more but no trip was as difficult as the first.

16. Visit A Gallery

My parents were very encouraging about the arts, I spent countless hours in Art Galleries and Museums over the years. Certainly an experience I would encourage others to take part in.

17. Attend A Live Sporting Event

Though I am not a fan of any sport in particular, I do enjoy the energy of the crowd and the liveliness of the event.

18. Watch Live Comedy

I’ve only done this once, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. We went to a local comedy club and laughed our way through the show with a drink and some light snacks.

19. Have Your Portrait Taken

20. Hang A Painting Of Yours

I have a few paintings I have hung over the years, though most I have not, as I am not a very skilled painter, so I keep the ones that mean the most to me.

21. Take Your Parents Out For A Nice Dinner

22. Break A Bad Habit

Well I quit smoking, quit eating junk and quit drinking pop. So I feel I have achieved this one!

23. Learn To Drive

I own my vehicle and drive it often, as I live in an urban sprawl city.

24. See The Northern Lights

Most of the grandest Lights I have seen were within the Arctic Circle, up on job sites in the early morning before our shifts began. I can remember one morning when the men told me to look to the sky and it seemed half the sky was alive with bright greens, purples and blues with hints of pink and yellow flickering near its ends. A sight worthy of the heavens for sure.

25. Write Something

Well, I write every day. Most of it I publish online, though there are private journals and projects I don’t share publicly.

Author: Eva Blakeman

A graphic designer, who happens to be an ironworker, who makes YouTube videos, also writes this blog. Writing is my favourite thing to do, so keep an eye out, because the next post is just around the corner.

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