6 Things To-Do Before I Turn 25

By Jernice Kelley
Web Content Contributor

With the end of my college career nearing, it dawned on me that I have so much more I could do. People always say that college will be the best years of your life, but there is more to look forward to post-graduation.

So, as the overthinker I am, I began to think about a few things that I want to do as I make my way towards 25.

  1. Go Cage Diving With Sharks

The thought of diving with sharks terrifies me, but how exciting would that be? Doing something unconventional or something that scares me would be a thrilling experience worth having.

  1. Attend 30 Different Types of Festivals

In a pre-COVID-19 world, the experience of a music festival was magical. There was nothing better than being surrounded by people just vibing and basking in our shared love of music. I cannot begin to imagine how COVID-19 will change that experience.

I think it is a perfect time to get creative and develop a new way to experience events. I don’t just want to go to music festivals though; I want to experience film festivals, food festivals, beer festivals, virtual festivals, pretty much any and everything under the sun.

  1. Learn a New Language

What better time to learn a new language than while your brain is more receptive to taking in further information? There are so many positives that come with learning a new language.

It opens up the opportunity to connect with more people, the ability to move to a foreign country where they speak the language, and even numerous job opportunities. Plus, it’s just cool to know more than one language.

  1. Learn to Play the Guitar

Learning to play the guitar is something I have tried to do since I was in eighth grade. I have had three guitars, and I still cannot play a single song. As embarrassing and unfortunate as that is, I refuse to give up.

Sometimes when I think about it, all I can do is laugh at myself. I will master the guitar one of these days, hopefully before I am 25.

  1. Travel Abroad

What better way to experience life than by traveling to different parts of the world? Being on the other side of the world offers you a perspective that you cannot get just by staying in a space that is familiar to you.

  1. Develop Immense Self-love

I want nothing more than to settle into who I am and to be comfortable with who I am. To experience life and develop a sense of confidence and maturity is a good feeling.

Self-love is not just becoming confident and mature; it is also developing a lifestyle where you simply take care of yourself. Pursuing passions, working-out, eating healthier, or even getting more sleep are all acts of self-love.

These are just a few things I want to do as I go throughout life. Of course, there may be more important things I could do, but we get one experience, so why not make it a good one.

Featured image by Jernice Kelley.

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