A while back (in January 2016 to be exact), I made a blogpost called “My bucket list” in which I -obviously- wrote down my bucket list. Since it’s been more than a year, I thought it’d be fun to see what I was able to cross off my list and what my list looks like now.
This was my bucket list in 2016:
Now let’s see what I’ve been able to accomplish in this last year:
Meet the Holy Trinity / Meet my favourite Youtubers / Go to VidCon:
I was lucky enough to be able to go to VidConEU in Amsterdam this year where I got chosen for Hannah‘s, Grace‘s and Mamrie‘s meet&greet. WHAT? WHAT???????? WHAAAAAAAT? I actually got to meet my favourite people on earth?? It was AMAZING. I only got to see them for about a minute each, but that’s all I needed. After seeing how many people were in those lines, one minute is more than enough. MORE than enough. I love all of them so much and I still smile like a toddler that just got a new toy when I think about meeting them. I also met Hank Green and Alyx Weiss (and Hannah again) and I couldn’t be more grateful/excited. Lots more happened at VidCon, and if you want me to do a seperate blogpost about that, just let me know 🙂
Dye my hair blue:
This didn’t quite go as planned, but I actually dyed my hair blue! Well… Green. My hair stayed green for a few months before I dyed it back to blonde/brown. In the beginning I was pretty bummed, but I actually grew to love my green hair and now I miss it A LOT. My parents won’t let me dye my hair anymore 😦
When I wrote this, I wasn’t happy at all. I struggled with depression and just happiness in general. Since then, I’ve dropped out of college to take a little break from all the stress in my life. I’m glad to say that this break actually paid off and I’m currently the happiest I’ve been in quite some time. I’ve done a lot of crazy things, travelled a lot of places and I’ve generally just been trying to live my life to the fullest. Mission achieved, I’d say!
Adopt more animals:
Because I moved back with my parents, I haven’t been able to adopt any more pets, BUT I have however been sponsoring a slow loris, Maurice, and some Gorillas in Congo. The gorillas are taken care of by WWF and the IAR are taking care of Maurice the slow loris. I pay €10/month for each of them, which makes €20/month. It’s not a lot, but it’s all I can really afford as a student. Also, I’d rather spend my money on saving animals than on going out to party. If you like animals or are just looking for a good cause to support, I would highly recommend making a monthly payment to help out some cute fuzzy creatures!
Go to a Phil Collins concert:
Growing up, my dad would watch his Phil Collins concert DVD’s at least once a week. Phil was his absolute favourite artist, and so he kind of grew to be mine and my brothers’, too. Whenever I hear a Phil song on the radio, I get all happy and think back to the many, many nights where we would just watch the concert DVD’s all night long. Because of that, it had been one of my lifelong dreams to go to an actual concert of his. But, since I’m only 21, I had always been too young to attend one (he stopped performing when I was 10 or 11). When I saw that he would be doing one last tour, the Not Dead Yet Tour, I just knew I had to get tickets. I thought it’d be a lot of fun to go to London with the whole family, since we’re all such big fans of his. My oldest brother and I were able to buy 12 tickets in total for the opening night in London. I couldn’t believe it! Then last Christmas, we surprised my dad, who had no idea whatsoever, with the tickets and he was absolutely speachless. After a long wait, June 4th was finally there and it was one of the best nights of my life. Phil obviously wasn’t 13 anymore and had to sit during the whole thing. But let me tell you, it was even more magical than I could have ever imagined. I felt like Kristen Bell with her sloths: like my entire life had been building up to that moment. I’d live that night over and over again for the rest of my life if I could! Here’s a video I shot at the concert: https://youtu.be/3gSVcTVd-1Y
I think it’s safe to say this past year has been pretty incredible. To more years like this!