I’m having an attack of insomnia. I close my eyes and a million thoughts crowd my brain. It’s moments like this I wish a 24 hour gym existed. The best solution to over thinking I’ve found, is running. I literally try to run away from my thoughts, though they always seem to outpace me.
Anyways. I’ve been thinking a lot about my life and recently had a quarter-life crisis style melt down. I’m not unhappy with where I am, in fact I’m kind of pleased. BUT, I am worried about time. It seems like once you enter your mid-twenties (especially as an Indian girl) your life starts rushing past you. It sometimes feels like I’m trying to hold on ever so tightly to the sand of time slipping through my fingers. (Lovely cliche, I know…)
I still have so many things I need to do/see and I’ve been moving at a glacial pace. I’ve always had a ‘To Do’ list in life but for some reason I never registered in my head that I’m not 16 anymore. So without further ado, here’s a taste of my so-called bucket list. Hopefully penning some of this down will help me to actually get through a good amount of it soon!
Trips: Every continent.
Specifics: Andalusia, Provence, Madrid, French Riviera, Italian Riviera, The Greek Islands, Stockholm, Berlin, Camino de Santiago, The Alps, Cliffs of Moher, Rome, Sicily, Tuscany, Lauterbrunnen, Salzburg, Mongolia, Himalayas (again), Nepal, Mount Kailash, Manali, Indonesia, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Goa, Bali, Fiji, Kerala, The Caves of Petra, Morocco, The Pyramids, The Sahara, South Africa, Istanbul, Dubai (outside the airport), Bhutan, The Northern Lights, Machu Picchu etc… (This list won’t ever end.)
Learn to ride a horse, learn to swim, run a marathon, become fluent in French or Italian, climb a mountain, go kayaking in the ocean (again), get at least one other degree, understand what true love means, become more empathetic, go bungee jumping (and not die), have a pet, overcome my fear of heights, be part of a food fight, learn to knit, learn to become a good public speaker, play the piano effortlessly, learn to ski, go paragliding, go on a cross-country road trip, open up my own photography studio, help as many as I can, understand humanity and all its perspectives, become more spiritual, blah blah blah….. I can keep going.
In any manner, this list is ever evolving and changing. Things get cross off, substituted, or checked off (mind you, at a very slow pace). Hopefully I pick up the speed soon!!
Hope your bucket list is ever growing as is mine, and hope I can fall asleep soon.