Live like there is no tomorrow! Happy Monday my dears! Did you guys have a great weekend? I honestly did absolutely nothing this weekend but sleep and watch movies and tv shows. I know that sounds super lazy but it was so worth it! I never get enough sleep throughout the week and majority of my weekends tend to be full of photo-shoots and out exploring, however, I switched it up this weekend and decided to be lazy to do whatever I wanted and ate whatever I pleased.
Do you guys ever feel like you are not living your life to the fullest or live the life you want because you feel obligated to do other things? I know I do! I’ve been feeling this way for a very long time and I’ve started watching this new show on the CW call “No Tomorrow”. I recommend it to you all! It pretty much motivated me even more to do things I want to do and live like there is no tomorrow. Life is short so why not!
Although, I understand it isn’t easy to do certain things on your list because of fear but once you get over your fear you will be able to do whatever it is you want to do with ease. Growing up I was always taught to have a stable life, settle down, and have a job and a family. Now a day at my age, I have seen many of my friends get engaged, married, and/or having/have kids. Quiet frankly, I have none of that going on for me and I’ve accepted that it is okay to not. The more I think about it the less pressure I feel to have that because at this time in my life, I still have so many things I want to accomplish before settling down. Don’t get me wrong; I do plan to settle down later on in life when the time is right. I love seeing my friends who are happy in their engaged/married life. It gives me hope that love still does exist and one day I will find mine. But in the mean time, I still have a bucket list full of things I want to do before settling down.
Let me paint a picture for you of my current lifestyle. I work an 8-5 job; I enjoy my job very much because I am working for a great company with great people. I live in a city full of strangers because I still consider myself new in Los Angeles, CA. I moved out here about a year and half ago for my new job and making friends is not so easy when I spend most of my days at work. By the time I get home, I go straight to blogging, which is also a career path I want to pursue on the side. If I am not blogging, you can often find me at the gym or out trying new restaurants. On weekends, I spend most of my Saturdays out doing a new shoot or catching up on sleeping, and having some me time. On Sundays, I call that my lazy day but it really isn’t, this is the time where I use to do house chores and personal things such as cleaning, laundry, and paying bills. Sounds exciting right? Haha not if you do it every single day and realized that time is passing you by. I think part of this is because I am turning twenty-five in less than a month. It is really hitting me knowing that I am getting a lot older than I want to be. I know most of you guys will say twenty-five is not old, but to me I think it is. One reason is because I am nowhere near where I want to be in life nor do I have a clear idea of my destiny. But who does? At times, I still feel lost not knowing which direction to take and it all comes down to me being afraid of failing.
However, one thing that I am so sure of is that I want to live my life to the fullest with no regrets. I want to be able to enjoy my life while still being able to keep up with my obligations. As much as I want to do absolutely nothing but travel the world for the rest of my life. I simply cannot, at least not right now. So in the mean time, if you find yourself in a pickle and stuck with your daily routine, why not live everyday to its fullest. What I mean by that is live everyday of your life like there is no tomorrow. I find myself asking these questions “Do you want to grow old and look back at your life wishing you could have done those things you wanted to but didn’t?” “Do you want to live life feeling like it is a chore and feeling stuck?” My answers to both of those questions were “No”. If you did too then let’s all do something about it!
You know that bucket list you’ve made for yourself many years ago? Take it out, dust it off, and start checking things off your list. If you don’t have one, make one! I am sure you can think of at least ten things that you want to do that you’ve never done before. Like me, I have a bucket list full of things I want to do, but I haven’t make time to cross out more things. I’ve let myself get caught up in my daily routine, and forget to live my life to the fullest. I have some big items on my list that I know I can’t do at this time, but it will eventually happen. So I start of with small items and build it up to the big item on my list. You don’t have to do it all in a couple months or a year. You can make a short-term list and a long-term list. Whatever it is you want to do just do it! The point is to add some excitement back into your life and live your life to its full potential. So below I will share with you some items on my bucket list with items that I’ve completed, and with items that I hope to cross off in the next couple of years, at least before I am thirty.
- Start a blog
- Move to California
- Explore Santa Barbara, CA
- Go to Vegas
- Take a hip-hop dance class
- Get tattoos
- Sing karaoke at a dive bar
- Go to a cooking class
- Go hiking in California
- Try at least one new restaurants a week
- Do a cross-country trip East-West, West to East.
- Go to Europe (Paris, Rome, Barcelona, etc.)
- Take more dance classes
- Make a dance video
- Visit Portland
- Visit Canada
- Do an Asia trip
- Go to Hawaii & Skydiving & Snorkeling
- Go on a Hot Air Balloon
- Go to a Paint the Night event
- Visit Atlanta’s Aquarium
- See the Grand Canyon
- Go snowboarding in Colorado
- Zip lining
- Jet skiing
- Go to an opera show
- Go to a winery and stay at a bed & breakfast
- Go to Finland, stay at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort to see the Northern Lights
- Go back to visit my family in Vietnam
- Quit my job and travel the world
I hope you guys are working on your list! Share with me below your thoughts, idea of how you are living your life to its fullest? What have you accomplished and what is one biggest thing you want to do?