19 is the new 40


It’s 2014 Bitches! New year, new me! SYKE! Lets be real, i am not going to change much. Every year i make the resolution to get in shape, and every year i binge on ice cream while watching How I Met Your Mother. My only goal this year is to not die. I aim high, i know.  Why have I set the bar so high for myself you may ask. To find out, lets rewind to Christmas.  

Now i am not Christian, but a lot of people in America are, and as such i found myself at a Christmas party. I sat next to a random girl because all the other seats were taken. She was very young so I thought I would start conversation, as i hate sitting in silence. “What’s your name?” i asked followed by “How old are you?”. She is 10 years old.”How old are you?” she asked me. I tell her i am 19 and she responds with “Wow, you’re old!”. Now, my immediate thought was “BITCH, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!”, but I just laughed because, well, shes right.

This is my last year as a teen. I going to be 20 next year, actually this year. How the fuck did this happen? I am a sophomore in college and i still feel like I am in high school.  I secretly rock out to One Direction and watch Disney Channel with my 8 year old sister. Well, its not much of a secret to my close friends, but i don’t exactly brag about it. As a side note, i have some strong opinions on how Disney shows have gone down hill. I mean, a show about a dog that has a blog, really? Anyways, this Disney watching, One Direction singing girl is going to be 20. TWO. EN. TY!This baffles me. I went to the Christmas party hoping I would get presents (yes, that’s plural), and instead i got reality checked by a 10 year old girl. Merry Christmas to me.

I always  thought by 20 i would have a hot ass boyfriend, and rule the freaking world. Psh, I still live with my parents and right now i am just a loser on the internet.This blog has zero followers, that’s how much of a loser I am. Thinking about all this made me so depressed. That is why i have no resolutions this year. I was feeling too sorry for myself to make any.  Then I thought, “Fuck it”. And really, fuck all of it. Fuck getting old. Fuck student loans. Fuck everyone getting engaged at 23 (actually I am really happy for all of you guys), Fuck boys (literally, and if you’re into it, girls too). I just want to live. I wanted something more than just a new years resolution. I want something like a bucket list, so i made that instead. This way i have a lifetime to get these things done. So here it is.

My Life To Do List:

  1. Skydive in Dubai
  2. Scuba Dive/ Snorkel
  3. Cage Dive with Sharks
  4. Free Swim with Sharks
  5. Make out with a stranger
  6. Meet a celebrity
  7. Light a dandelion on fire
  8. Run “The Color Run”
  9. Do the “Warrior Dash”
  10. Go on a road trip
  11. Learn sign language
  12. Go to a fancy smancy party
  13. Put gum on the wall in Seattle
  14. Sing Karaoke
  15. Paint a house
  16. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  17. Make a kick ass scrapbook
  18. Go to the lock gate in Paris
  19. Go on a date that ends at 4 am with out sleeping with him
  20. Fall asleep outside
  21. Go camping
  22. Go Skiing/Snow boarding
  23. Build a snow fort
  24. Be an extra in a movie
  25. Get a midnight kiss on new years
  26. Go horseback riding
  27. Go cliff jumping
  28. Bungee Jump
  29. Have sex in as many countries possible
  30. Milk a cow
  31. Bike across a bridge
  32. Ride a mechanical bull
  33. Throw a successful surprise party
  34. Just Travel the freakin world

I know the list is random, but these are the things i want to do for myself. If i can accomplish these things within a lifetime, i’ll be happy. Anyways, thinking of all the things i want to do made me wonder about the things that i have done. So i made a list for that too.

  1. Touched a stingray, shark, snake, goat, crab, starfish, and other critters
  2. Rode a pony on a beach
  3. Attended weddings
  4. Went hiking and saw the sunset
  5. Kissed a girl
  6. Kissed a boy
  7. Almost had sex in a car
  8. Donated my hair
  9. Gave blood
  10. Seduced an older guy (without trying, oh yeah!)
  11. Got over my fear of dogs
  12. Told everyone in my family, individually, that i love them
  13. Been stuck in a broken down car for hours
  14. Gotten Road/car help from a total stranger
  15.  Won the break up (Twice,score!)
  16. Saw a taping of a show (The Daily Show to be exact)
  17. Appreciated a sunrise and sunset
  18. Made an amazing best friend, and also made a guy best friend
  19. Made Dean’s List
  20. Ran through a sprinkler
  21. Made a snowman
  22. Drew on a blacktop with chalk
  23. Been crushed on by a guy before he realized hes gay
  24. Danced in front of a crowd
  25. Made a silent film
  26. Carved my initials into a rock
  27. Fell off a skateboard
  28. Rode almost every ride at Six Flags
  29. Was there when my best friend found out she was pregnant( as a teen, not a good moment)
  30. There with my best friend when she told her boyfriend she cheated(it was just a kiss, not the pregnancy)
  31. Attended multiple Jonas Brother Concerts(in the process saw Demi Lovato, Jordan Sparks, and Jessie James)
  32. Had a friend with Benefits ( yet i am still a virgin, go figure)
  33. Done a front flip
  34. Played the saxophone
  35. Went to Bangladesh

I am missing a lot. But point is, I’ve done more than i realized. Basically i want to cross things off my to do list, and add to my have done list. To do that, i have to not die. So here’s to  2014, and the rest of my life. I may feel lost at times, but I’ve got this.