I’ve never given much serious thought to a bucket list but I’ve come to appreciate the art of goal setting and that’s really what a bucket list is – a list of things you want to achieve in your life time. There are tons of mundane things I’d like to do but I don’t think they’re particularly interesting so I’m leaving most of them out!
Side of stage/backstage/day off hangs – I’ve been lucky enough to meet a couple of artists but it’s been in passing or a quick 30 second meet and greet after a show which I find a little awkward. I’d LOVE to spend a day with one of my favourite bands or artists. I’d happily follow them around to see what they get up to in the little down time they have and get an insider look at what goes in to touring. I doubt this one will ever happen but a girl can dream, right?
Stand Up Paddle Boarding – This looks like great craic! I’ve a dodgy hip and I can’t swim but sure, be grand!
Mental Health/Youth Work – A more personal one. Years ago I knew I wanted to work with young people and mental health but I tried to force myself into doing something, anything, else because nobody thought I could achieve a career in mental health. Needless to say, none of those other things worked out. They were interesting but I wasn’t passionate about any of them, they weren’t ‘me’. There came a point where I had to say f*** everyone else, I have to do what I want. I created this blog, I began studying mental health and now I’m on my way!
See Twenty One Pilots perform Trees live – I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve watched videos of this being performed live. There’s something about this song that gets me every time. It’s definitely one of my favourite Twenty One Pilots songs. I’m so relieved that they’ve kept it as the show closer on the Bandito Tour! I’ll get to experience this for myself when they perform in Dublin next March.
Learn to play just one song on ANY instrument! – I’ve had drums, a keyboard and I have a guitar sitting here but I’ve never learned to play a full song on any of them 😂 I just want to master one song!
See a movie in the Stella Theatre – The Stella Theatre, located in Rathmines, opened in 1923. It was closed for around ten years but last year the Press Up Group bought, restored and reopened it. I haven’t seen it in person yet but judging from the pictures, it’s kept the 20’s glamour which I adore. I love that so many original features have been restored, it keeps a little of that history alive. It looks like a very luxurious cinema experience with armchairs in place of regular cinema seating and a hot food menu which will be brought right to your seat. I’m hoping for a birthday trip here and a cocktail or two in The Stella Cocktail Club located on the upper level where the ballroom used to be.
Learn to drive – I put this off for a really long time because I was so anxious about it but I think I need to get around to it…
Road trip through California – Years ago I watched a documentary on Mulholland’s Aqueduct and it kicked off an obsession with California. I should probably learn to drive first though 😂
Visit Vancouver and Toronto – A trip to Canada has been on the agenda for years now. I’d love to be able to spend enough time there to do the touristy things but then just experience day to day living. I think you really get a feel for a place when you check out where the locals hang!
That’s it for now, I’ll update as I think of more things!
What’s on your bucket list? Share with me below!