Over a year ago, I made a mini list of things that I had to do before the year ended. I am very proud to announce that I did all but one of those things. I am still very proud of myself. Today, I thought to do an actual bucket list: things that I would like to do before I die, hopefully that’s a long ways down the road. Here goes: (we’re starting small by the way)
Get a tattoo and a second piercing
I have always wanted a tattoo, nothing too elaborate, just a really tiny one but not so tiny that it can’t be seen. Problem is my mum is against them and for as long as I am living in her house, and for free, that’s out of the question. I also want to get a nose piercing, because they are so cool and I have wanted one for the longest time.
Get my body in order
My body and I love each other but wow guys. Anyone who’s been on this sight knows how I feel about my weight. I have posted about it before. I’ve been inexplicably gaining weight for the past couple of years and it needs to stop. I also understand that for it to stop, I need to start working at it and I swear I will do that. One day. Just not now, because I don’t know why. Just not now, okay!
There’s so much of the world that I want to see. So many cultures, so much food. SO MUCH FOOD. It’s almost depressing how little of the world I know and it’s be nice to get to (these are my top five) Masaai Mara in Kenya, Zanzibar, Greece, Disney World and New York (only for Broadway) would be nice. . I’ve never left Southern Africa so it’d be nice to get out.
Direct A Stage Play
Around my third week of film school, I realised that I did not want to be a film director. It takes a lot of people skills and negotiating with people and stroking egos and…andizi guys. But one thing I have always wanted to do is write and direct a stage play. My knowledge of theatre begins and ends with the plays that I have attended. But I really think if I put my heart to it, I could stage a killer play.
Fall Hopelessly In Love With Another Person
I remember when I made my 2019 to 2020 list, I put fall in love. Perhaps I was not clear enough. Because I did fall in love but not with another person. I got to know myself better and as cheesy as this sounds, I found new ways to love myself and be nicer to myself and treat myself better. But before I die, I want to be able to do all of that for somebody else who deserves it. I did saying in a previous post that I am 25 and have never been in love. That needs to change before I die.
The first time I told my dad I written a film, the first thing he said to me was “Wouldn’t it have been easier to write a book?”. Well, it’s not. I know because I have tried. My laptop is full of chapters of books that may never be. But I really do want to finish of of them and be a published author.
Bag an International Emmy
This is where I will start requesting naysayers to get off my site. I don’t need any negativity around this part of this post. Because this is where things start getting real. I love television. I love writing for television in ways that I can’t begin to explain. So naturally, I care more about Emmys than Oscars. So I hope to one day win an International Emmy. I’m also willing to put in the work.
I love how the word mother is both a noun and a verb. I want a beautiful, chubby baby girl with giant eyes and too many opinions and even more questions. I’m getting to the point in my life where I think I can be responsible for a whole human being and yeah, I want to mother somebody before I die.
Preschool for Mum
My mum is retiring in a few years and I know how bored she will be when she does. She needs something to keep her busy. So I pray that I am able to open a preschool for her. She has a hundred years worth of teaching experience, she’s great with kids. She wouldn’t have to teach though, just run the place.
Research Centre for Dad
My dad will always be the smartest person I ever knew. I don’t think anyone will ever be able to match hos commitment to education and research. Because of that, I will open ( this is when I’ll be making Netflix figures isn’t) a research centre in his honour. It will be like a library but with both literary and human resources. You go there to search for literature on Microbiology (how is that the first thing I thought of) and you get the books and also a Biology tutor on standby because books can only do so much.
So that’s it for my bucket list. Let me know what’s on yours