Graduation Bucket List
So you’re sitting at your desk, months away from graduating. An impending sense of uselessness engulfs you as you reflect and realise that you haven’t really done anything all these years. You were an average student, doing the bare minimum to pass and stay afloat. Your studies are probably ending, and from now on, you have to start earning your own money. It’s daunting and you feel like time is choking you. The horrors of spending an average, unremarkable, unmemorable life dawn on you. You barely have the energy or the guts to do something historic.
I feel the same way, and so, I have jotted down a bucket list for every student. These are tasks you don’t need gumption, money or friends to do, but they are thrilling all the same. Graduating is not just about studying, it’s about becoming prepared for the world. What better way to become an ‘adult’ than to spend your last few months as a student like a child. Here’s the list!
- Read a book in one sitting
- Where do you want to be in 20 years? Write it down to the tiniest details. (It’s also a great manifestation technique that will help you visualise and then achieve your goals)
- Write what your perfect day looks like, and then live it.
- Go to a party alone and make friends
- Intrude into a group of people and start talking to them. This may backfire initially, but after a few times, it will give you the confidence you need.
- Host a party and invite absolute strangers. (Prepare games so that it's not dull)
- Play pranks on people
- Complete your research paper/dissertation diligently. (Romanticise your inner academician and write the most mind-blowing paper ever.)
- Sit in a cafe and pretend to work, but also observe others.
- Learn to cook one dish and perfect it.
- Identify what drinks and cocktails you like and can handle.
- Shift from fiction to non-fiction books if you have not already
- Work on an internship or a part-time job while studying.
- Sleep for as long as you can.
- Go on a solo trip.
- Have a sleepover.
- Learn to be independent of peer pressure, social expectations and FOMO
- Develop a mechanism to make healthy decisions, and then trash that mechanism and make impulsive ones
- Give genuine compliments to strangers.
- Find a way to document everything you experience: be it through photography, videography, writing, sketching or anything else.
Please feel free to add more in the comments!