I’ve always had a crazy bucket list. Some of the things I plan to do are so weird that I can’t even begin to share them. Actually, there is a whole lot of things one should do before the age of 25. A buddy of mine brought this up and it got me thinking. It hurts that he has only got a few days left to complete some of the things on the list.
Without much ado, I give you some of the most important things to do and experience before your 25th birthday.
•TAKE YOUR PARENTS OUT
This is my personal favourite. It would be super awesome to take your parents out for lunch or dinner. They have been dutifully spoiling you all your life and it’s about time you reciprocated. They will surely adore you more.
It is imperative that you leave your immediate surrounding and explore. Travel, see what is going on in other parts of the country and world at large. Leave the comfort of your accustomed habitat and experience the culture of another. Uhmm, travelling within culturally similar locations do not actually count though.
We’ve all spent a considerable amount of time with our parents. Hence, it is imperative to live alone before your 25th birthday. You should be responsible for yourself. Some of us actually live alone in school though ( I’m sure that still counts, for those of us without roomies I mean). Getting your own place and getting your own things is the first step in moving into adulthood.
This sounds inevitable, but I actually mean be consciously single before your 25th birthday. Being single affords you the time and peace to actually think deeply on what you really want and who you actually wanna be with. Lay off any serious relationship for a given period of time and just take your time to think about yourself only and spoil yourself without the hassle of commitments.
What is life without someone to share it with? Find and fall in love. Commit to a relationship and learn to think about someone other than yourself. Before you turn 25, you should have honestly learnt how your actions and reactions have a direct impact on someone else’s feelings. It’s a beautiful knowledge.
I believe everyone should document their life stories, the struggles and the breakthroughs. This is another important thing to do before your 25th birthday. At 25, you are stepping into a new stage of your life and what better way to start that phase than to have a detailed chapter on how far you’ve come.
•HOST A PARTY
Yipee!! Your 25th birthday celebration is supposed to be huge. Actually, birthday celebrations for ages ending with 0 and 5 are supposed to be huge. Yet, before 25, make sure you throw a party, have maximum fun, all night.
•GO ON A BLIND DATE
Yes! Blind dates are thrilling! Before 25, you should go on a couple. I love surprises actually, so blind dates fascinate me. Be open minded and you could be lucky enough to meet a perfect match.
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