Monday, May 29, 2017

Introduction and Number 7

Hello everyone!

I've always been intrigued by bucket lists, peoples wildest dreams written down on paper.  I truly feel that if you write something down it makes it real (not physically, but mentally you've come to terms with it)
Bucket lists have come up a few times in my life, but the two that stuck with me were a show on MTV that ran in 2010 around that time I would have been in 10th or 11th grade. I was obsessed with the show, these four guys went around and asked people the question "What do you want to do before you die?" People would say something and the guys would make it happen. The guys would do something on their bucket list as well. It was a perfect mix between selfish and charitable for entertainment. But it stuck with me. Bucket lists came to me again my senior year of high school, one of the assignments my English teacher gave was to write a bucket list of at least 100 things. I found that assignment to be a little difficult at first I thought to myself "100 things!? that's so many!!" But I'm glad that my teacher assigned that to us. When I graduated college in May 2016 I was just starting my life and my stress level was HIGH. One night I decided to create  bucket list. I also made a promise to myself that I would actively think about it and cross some of those things off, some of them have to do with my future, some are materialistic, some are charitable. It really has variety and I think that's what makes it exciting.

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I wanted to briefly explain the timeline of these posts. I can't promise once a day, one a week, or even once a month. I don't know when these items are gonna get crossed off my list so I can't schedule them. I have plans to do them, but plans fall through and sometimes the first attempt doesn't work out as you'll read below. I started with something pretty small just to show that I can do something on my bucket list. I can't wait to share this experience with the world, but also just document it for myself.

My letter 

Now let's talk about Number 7: Write a Letter to a Random Address, I did this back in March (I wanted to give it time) My first attempt at this my letter got returned to me I guess I picked a fake address. So for my second attempt I used Google Maps to at least know that it was a real address. I sent it out hoping to have a response, but unfortunately I've heard nothing. Understandable considering it's probably creepy lol I guess I just had this vision of meeting a life long friend/ pen pal (like in the movies!) Anyway even though it didn't turn out the way I had hoped I'm glad that I did it. Before I say good bye for this post I just want to say that you should make a bucket list too, write everything you want to do  in your lifetime. Mine has things that are ordinary like getting married or go on a wine tour with friends, it also has small things like the previously mentioned sending a letter to a random address and leave an encouraging note in a library book, my list also had some more complex things like submit an article to a magazine and attend New York Fashion Week. Nothing is off limits just put it on there and see what happens! Who knows what opportunities may present themselves now that it's on paper!

I wish you the best
Erica